Navigation Links
Japanese Expedition Clears Half Ton of Garbage from Mt. Everest

A team of climbers have collected half a tonne of junk littered on the world's highest peak Mt Everest, expedition members said Monday .

The garbage was mostly left behind by mountaineers attempting to climb the Everest as hundreds of kilos of essential items are hauled up the mountain in preparation of the climb each year.

Team leader Ken Noguchi told reporters here that the expedition collected garbage on the northern Tibetan side of the mountain.

"During our mission, we collected 500 kg of garbage from Advance Base Camp at 6,400 metres and hauled it down the mountain to base camp located at 5,200 metres," Noguchi told reporters. "The garbage we collected includes tin cans, old tents, old food, medicines and other trash."

He added some of the item he collected would be displayed in Japan to raise awareness about the pollution on the mountains while the rest was "disposed off properly".

Noguchi has in the past organised similar expeditions and hopes this will not be his last. "For the future, I would be keen on studying the impact of global warming on glaciers in the Himalayas, he said.

The world's highest peak is well known for littering by climbers. Most of the garbage is never brought down by the mountaineers. Dozens of bodies also litter the mountainside.

Every year, hundreds of people aattempt the peak from both the northern Tibetan side and from the southern face in Nepal.

This year alone, over 150 climbers have successfully reached the summit of the 8,848 metre-high Everest from the Nepalese side while four people have died in the attempt.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. 45 People die in West Bengal due to Dengue and suspected Japanese Encephalitis
2. Japanese And Chinese Pharmaceutical Companies Join Together In Drug Testing
3. Woman Tests Negative For Japanese Encephalitis: Health Minister
4. Japanese-Indonesian Joint Venture To Produce Bird Flu Vaccine For Farm Animals
5. Schools set to offer Japanese language course
6. Girlie Needle And Thread help Japanese Men to De-Stress
7. Japanese Encephalitis Immunization Programme in India
8. Leprosy Cured People In India To Be Trained By Japanese Trust
9. Uttar Pradesh To Prepone The Japanese Encephalitis Immunisation Drive
10. Japanese Face High Risk Of Heart Attack And Stroke, Metabolic Syndrome to Blame
11. Japanese Scientists Develop Thought-Controlled Robotic Hands
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may ... to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To ... for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... a crisis. Her son James, eight, was out of control. Prone to extreme mood shifts ... upset him, he couldn’t control his emotions,” remembers Marcy. “If there was a knife ... and say he was going to kill them. If we were driving on the ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg ... Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among ... Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Comfort Keepers® of ... Cancer Society and the Road To Recovery® program to drive cancer patients to and ... other adults to ensure the highest quality of life and ongoing independence. Getting ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 2016 Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq: ... Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended ("HSR"), ... Inc. ("Celator"; Nasdaq: CPXX ) expired effective ... As previously announced on May 31, 2016, ... agreement under which Jazz Pharmaceuticals has commenced a tender ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Calif. , June 24, 2016  Global ... a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the ... needs, today announced the closing of its previously ... common stock, at the public offering price of ... the offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable sleep ... a strategic cooperation agreement with Hongyuan Supply Chain Management ... on June 20, 2016, to develop Dehaier,s new Internet ... agreement, Dehaier will leverage Hongyuan Supply Chain,s sales platform ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: