KATHMANDU: Noted mountaineer Appa Sherpa has nowadays got himself busy in the Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) Cleaning Campaign.
The Eco Everest Expedition team led by Sherpa was able to collect around 1,000 kilogrammes of waste from the peak during a period of the last four days, said Chairman of Asian Trekking, Tshiring Sherpa.
Appa, who holds the world record of scaling the highest peak in the world for the 21st time, has expressed his worry over the 'deteriorating beauty' of the Sagarmatha because of increasing trash left by mountaineers there.
Increasing waste on the world's highest peak appears to be a major problem these days. Used oxygen cylinders, water bottles and tents left by climbers and dead bodies of mountaineers are among the waste materials found on the face of the world's highest mountain.
The team has a target of collecting some 3,000 kg of waste from the Sagarmatha during its 58-day expedition to the world's highest peak, it is learnt.