MT. Everest – 8,848 Art Project I-A Success

The waste material collected from Mount Everest in the Spring 2011 during ‘Saving Mount Everest 2011’ campaign, has been successfully transformed into art and sculpture.

'Da Mind Tree' and its art branch The Art Club Nepal- the contemporary Nepali sculptors’ and artist group have put all their effort in transforming the waste material into the most amazing art. Da Mind Tree is collaborative partner with Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) in this project. ESA has given 1.5 tons of waste collected from the Everest region.

A group of more than 20 renowned artists were involved in creating the art.

The first phase of the project was an art symposium, which began from September 21st 2012 to October 19th 2012. As the component of the second phase, a five days exhibition was held at Hotel Annapurana, Durbarmarg from November 16, 2012 to November 20, 2012. Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Kaji Shrestha inaugurated the exhibition. The exhibition displayed the artifacts of the Nepalese artists who made tremendous effort in their creation. More than 2000 visitors observed the artifacts with patrons buying these upcycled arts.

ESA took part in International Climbers’ meet California, U.S.A.

President of Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) Mr Wongchu Sherpa and General Secretary, Mr. Diwas Pokhrel participated in the ‘International  Climbers  Meet’ held in Yosemite Valley, California, USA on 8-12 August 2012.

Many renowned international climbers attended the meet. The President and General Secretary of ESA informed all the climbers about the mountain environment of Nepal. They also distributed souvenirs among the climbers.

Felicitation Programme Organized

Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) organized a felicitation programme to honour World Record Holder Mountaineers, Personalities and Organizations on September 13, 2012 in Kathmandu.

Mr. Post Bahadur Bogati, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation distributed award and certificate to Mr. Kame Sherpa, World Record Holder Summiteer who climbed Mt. Everest three times in nine days in Spring 2012. Award and certificate were also given to Ngim Chhamji Sherpa, a 16 year old Everest Summiteer for scaling Mt. Everest in very small age. In the programme, Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa, Chairman of Asian Trekking was felicitated for his contribution to promote Mountain Tourism in Nepal. Ms. Sita Pokhrel, Public Relation Officer, Everest Summiteers Association was felicitated for her voluntary work in the association for the last ten years.

Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) was able to bring 8.1 tons of refuse from Everest (From South Col to Base Camp) in spring 2011 under ‘Saving Mount Everest 2011/2012 Project’. ESA was also able to bring 1.95 tons of garbage in spring 2012. Government of Nepal and many organizations had put hands together to make the project a success. All the participant climbers who took part in the cleaning campaign and all the organizations that helped and supported the project were felicitated in the programme.

Mr. Diwas Pokhrel, General Secretary of Everest Summiteers Association demanded ID cards for Everest Summiteers. The ID cards from the government would give certain facilities in the hospitals, education and in airport.

Mr. Wongchu Sherpa, President of ESA described about the beaurocratic difficulties faced before the cleaning campaign of spring 2011. He also urged the government to issue ID cards.

Mr. Post Bahadur Bogati, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation applauded the cleaning campaign done by ESA. He further said that he will be cooperating with the association for solving the problems of the summiteers.

ESA has collected 1.957 tons garbage

Everest Summiteers Association has collected 1.957 tons of garbage in the Everest region in spring 2012. Last year the association had collected 8.1 tons of garbage. This year the association had conducted the cleaning in order to provide continuation to the cleaning campaign. The campaign was conducted under the supervision of First Vice President of Association, Mr. Kame Sherpa. The campaign also had the participation of the General Secretary of the association Mr. Diwas Pokhrel.

Out of 1.957 tons, 1.314 tons of garbage had been brought to Namche Bazar and handed to SPCC. The  remaining 643 kg. of garbage has been brought to Kathmandu. This garbage will be utilize to make souvenir with the help of "The Mind Tree Creative Services" an Art Workshop MT-8848 Everest Art Project I.

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