Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Mission at 7077 meters..!!

Shikhar is always being aware of its responsibility to provide benefits to the community where we travel, and this is what was being kept in our minds during the recently operated Mt. Kun(7077m.) expedition. The Expedition comprised of Spanish climbers, Allain Andres Ruiz, the team leader, Carlos Sabndo Grasa, Enrique Ripoll Pascual and Ruben Canadas  Maiziegui.

Ms. Chime Dolkar, a young mountaineer who has recently joined Shikhar family, Passang and Basant Raj, Sherpas who have been here since over two decades, got together on a mission to clean the base camp of Mt. Kun at the height of 4500 meters .The biodegradable waste was being broken down into small pieces and fed to the Yellow-billed Chough, a bird nestled at higher-altitudes.The non-biodegradable waste like the mineral water bottles, tin cans, tin items and polythene bags were being brought back to Kargil and disposed into the garbage area.

Having the opportunity of handling over 250 expeditions from all over the world, our Mt. Kun expedition had also been a great success. It’s the efforts and dedication of our Managing Director, Capt. Swadesh Kumar, that encourages the entire team at Shikhar to adopt such small initiatives towards conservation of environment in the area of our travel operation.