The final numbers for the first Joint Cleanup Expedition between High Altitude Sustainability and Khurpa Care Pakistan "Sustain Baltoro July 2015" are in.
The goal of the project was the retrieval and removal of all animal carcasses from all stages (estimated weight 2500 Kg) during a 15 day expedition on Baltoro. The team retrieved a total of 76 carcasses and 4,498.00 Kgs, almost doubling the required outcome.
Please join us in thanking our local partners Khurpa Care and
A press conference and closing ceremony was held at the Press Club, Skardu on 13th July. A short video of the project was presented followed by a few words from Zahid Rajput and Hanniah Tariq and Q&A on the expedition and results. CKNP project director Raja Abid Ali and the president of the Skardu Press Club also spoke about theimportance of such expeditions. Local press and stakeholders were present.
The High Altitude Sustainability and Khurpa Care Pakistan (KCP) team just returned from “Sustain Baltoro 2015”, our first joint cleanup expedition with local partners Khurpa Care Pakistan. The team consisted of 4 managers, 2 volunteers, 35 porters and 4 support staff. The goal of the project was the retrieval and removal of all animal carcasses from all stages (estimated weight 2500 Kg) during a 15 day expedition on Baltoro. Every camp on every stage was cleaned from Askoli t
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