WIELDING THE BROOM

 
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

With garbage piling mountain-high in Nepal, countries like Russia are now taking up the cause of cleaning up the awe-inspiring Mount Everest. Oleg Fedorov, a Russian ecologist believes that it is possible to return to the mountain its pristine glory, with three years of dedicated effort. The Russian Mountaineering Federation and Mountaineering Association of Nepal have signed a memorandum to jointly dean up the mountain. They plan to use ropeways and paraplane models to dear the tonnes of garbage from the region. Presently, Rs 2.5 million has been earmarked by the Nepalese government for the clearing of the mountain.

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