8000 Meters Facts
Everest Diamond Jubilee
To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the first ascent of
Mt. Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgey Sherpa, we have named
this year's Eco Everest Expedition in honour of this historic achievement.
Asian Trekking is also happy to be deeply involved in the planning of the
festivities and sponsoring some of the celebration events in the Khumbu.
As in previous years, the expedition is being led by my son Dawa Steven
Sherpa and as always he will continue his clean up campaign. The
expedition will continue to collect and bring down old garbage from the
slopes of Mt. Everest. The most garbage Dawa Steven's expedition collected
in a single season was during Eco Everest Expedition 2009 when the team
cleaned up 6000 kilos of garbage from Mt. Everest. Until last year, we had
collected 14,255KGs of previous expedition garbage in total and more than
600 kilos of human waste produced by the expedition itself since we first
started in 2008. Also five died bodies recovered and brought down from the
mountain for a dignified burial and funeral.
Furthermore, he has also been nominated by Expedition Operators
Association of Nepal as one of the two task force members responsible for
overseeing the rope fixing and for coordinating summit schedules of the
various expeditions on Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse. I hope that by
coordinating and communicating between the teams we will be able to avoid
most of the congestion and thereby reduce accidents and deaths.
This year, the Eco Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Expedition has two
teams with a total of 22 members and 38 Sherpas and Cooks. under the
leadership of Dawa Steven Sherpa, Nanga Dorje Sherpa as Sirdar & Climbing
Leader, Dr. Nima Namgyal as Expedition Doctor & Base Camp Manager and
Chandra Tamang as Head Cook. Furthermore, the team has 25 Climbing Sherpas
in total and 7 Base Camp cooks and 4 Camp 2 cooks.
The Base Camp is already set up by our Sherpa Team and all members are on
the way to Base Camp. We up date their progress regularly.
Mt. Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration:
On May 29th 2013, it will be 60 years since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing
Norgay Sherpa first reached the summit of Mt. Everest. To mark this
momentous occasion the government Nepal, under the coordination Mount
Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee, is organizing various
programs and events in Nepal on the month of May. To mark the occasion,
Mount Everest Diamond Jubilee Celebration Committee cordially invite all
Mt. Everest summiteers around the world and organize felicitation program
This year in May 29 on the occasion of Everest Diamond Jubilee 2013,
Khumjung School (the first school founded by Sir Edmund Hillary in 1961
AD) in collaboration with Khumjung Youth Club and Mothers Association are
also going to organize a special programs in Khumjung village. Asian
Trekking is proud to sponsor part of the events.