Han Wang-Yong, who has summited all 14 of the 8000 meter peaks, plans an
expedition to clean up the South side of Everest between base camp and camp 4
in spring of 2005.
Pictures and some information on k2
clean of 2004 is below...
The Details regarding Hans K2
Clean up Expedition 2004 are as follows:
K2 the second highest
mountain in the world and as such attracts many mountaineers every year from
all over the world. K2 is also considered by mountaineers to the most
challenging and difficult mountain to scale, statistical data reveals that the
number of descend death on K2 is the highest at 13.4%. For mount, Everest it
The combination of danger and
fatigue makes mountaineers leave behind their ropes and other climbing
equipments and the same reason tempts subsequent climbers to use the discarded
equipments there by increasing the risk of fatal accidents. Since the first
successful ascent of Mount K2 in 1954 this is the first time that an effort is
being made by Mr. Han to clean the mountain of every kind of waste.
The Himalaya often called 3rd
pole, where only highly prepared top notch climbers can reach that God –
resided territory, even Himalaya, however, is not free from the human caused
pollution anymore, more then 400- summit seeking expedition Teams every year
from all over the word find the Himalaya and Karakorum, many of them leave
their expedition related trashes including empty oxygen bottles, fixed ropes,
empty tin food cans, tents etc- behind and on the mountains, some of the
environmental NGOS including the mountains and glaciers protection
organizations in Pakistan have put their sincere efforts to clean up and
protect the natural setting around the base camp of K2 in 2000.
The 2004 Korean K2 clean up
expedition Team led by Mr. Han Wang- Young, the world’s top climber who has
summated all 14-8000m peaks in the world, plays a leading role and takes
responsibility to bring down those trashes, left in high altitude.
Mr. Han has got Summit of K2
in the year 2000, and now once again he came back to the great mountain. The
international – based expedition Team consisting 5- Korean professional
climbers including Han himself, 2 of Nepali Sherpa’s and 10 Pakistani high
altitude porters will collect long – left climbing gears and trashes.
Proceeding up to camp 3 7500m. the mountains and glaciers protection
organizations (MGPO) dispatched their staff with Korean team working closely
throughout the whole span of campaign.
The expedition team will
climb down with their trashes back to base camp on July 31 for the K2 summit
golden Jubilee celebration.
On the way to K2 base camp,
the expedition Team have also served their extra efforts as well, providing
medical services by their team Doctor, Mr. Moon, for Pakistani porters in
different camping sites on the way to K2 base camp and resident of Ashkoli to
return the favor from Mountains, simply showing their respect and appreciation
towards the mountains.
Nothing such a single event
can contribute to the clean up and protection eventually, the expedition Team
focus on this campaign to awaken the public and most importantly the climbers
including Pakistani porters for the environmentally low impact activity
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