ITAHARI, June 5: Tshiring Jangbu Sherpa is an internationally recognized mountain guide of Nepal. He was the Sherpa leader in the first measurement of Mt. Everest by Nepal. He has been to the summits of eight-thousanders 14 times and 13 times without the use of supplementary oxygen.
In the second week of April, this international mountain guide had journeyed to Mt. Makalu. However, he was not for scaling the mountain for this time around but for a cleanup campaign. The move named ‘ Mountain Cleaning Campaign 2021’ was a project of Nepali Army.
Among the six mountains specified for this cleaning drive, Tshiring was deployed for Mt. Makalu (8463 meter), the fifth tallest peak in the world lies in Sankhuwasabha district.
“We started our journey on 14 April. Reached at Nun area, the walking point for Mt. Makalu arrived in Kathmandu on 29 May after collecting 6,607 kilograms of garbage,” said Tshiring.
”We handed over 1,725 kilograms of biodegradable garbage to the local government,” he shared.
Tshiring was one of the 34 members of the Makalu cleanup campaign which included 10 Nepali Army personnel and 10 Sherpa supporters. The team collected garbage from the base camp and also from camp one, two and three, Tshiring informed RSS.
“A function was organized at Army Headquarters on the occasion of World Environment Day to hand over the non-biodegradable garbage collected from mountains to a recycling organization. I am so happy to be a part of this historic mountain cleanup campaign,” Tshiring added.
Having been a part of the mountain cleaning campaign and also as a resident of