Mr. Han Wang Yong who has
summited all 14 8000 meter Summits continues his clean up expeditions, this
year focusing on Mt Everest South Side (Nepal). Unlike many of his expeditions
since completing the 14 8000 meter peaks, the team plans to attempt the Summit
of Everest on this clean up expedition. They have also announced plans to
apparently bring bodies down from Everest. This could be very controversial.
It is unclear at this point if Mr. Han Wang Yong has discussed these plans
with the families...
For his exclusive report to
EverestNews.com that broke the news to the western world of his completion of
the 14 8000 meter peaks, see
Some details of his earlier
K2 clean expedition 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 practiced.
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