Himalayan mountain K-2’s base camp is swept clean by volunteers

Himalayan mountain K-2's base camp is swept clean by volunteers

A group of volunteers in Gilgit-Baltistan trekked up to Concordia, the K-2 basecamp, for ‘operation clean-up.’ While cleanliness drives are quite common in the cities, this team removed waste and refuse from the base camp, working in freezing temperatures on a difficult terrain.

The 35-member group, led by Shamshad Hussain, collected 2,750 kilogrammes of solid waste during their trek which started from Skardu on October 3 and concluded on October 16. They covered 100 kilometres.

Source: K-2 base camp swept clean – The Express Tribune

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