Indian Army to clean up piling-up trash on Mount Everest

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New Delhi, April 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of Swachh Bharat is set to scale Mount Everest now.

A seasoned climbing group from the Indian Army has planned to trek the 29,035 feet high Mount Everest, the tallest mountain peak in the world, to clean up at least 4,000 kilograms (more than 8,000 pounds) of waste from the high-altitude camps, according to an India Today report.

Indian Army to clean up Mt Everest trash

The 34-member team will depart for Kathmandu on Saturday and begin climbing the mountain in mid-May. The occasion will also mark the 50th anniversary of the first Indian team to scale Mount Everest. ['Human excreta creating health hazard on the Mount Everest']

Several attempt to scale Mount Everest nowadays and many fail as well. But almost everybody undertaking the challenge leave their trash behind, hence adding to the piling up garbage that has posed a serious threat to the region's ecosystem.

Major Ranveer Singh Jamval is the leader of the team which will start the mission from Camp 1 (19,695 feet) to the summit.

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