76.3 km

76.3 km

- Distance covered by the Sustain Baltoro cleanup expeditions

25,225 kg

25,225 kg

- Amount of waste retrieved by the Sustain Baltoro Cleanup Expeditions 2015 - 2018

143

143

- Amount of pack animal carcasses removed by the Sustain Baltoro 2015- 2018

7

7

- Stages cleaned by the Sustain Baltoro team

4

4

- Number of permanent camp managers engaged in 2016

4

4

- Amount of Cleanup Expeditions so far

Environmental Initiatives

 

In order to manage the impact of trekking and climbing in the region HASP is engaging in joint cleanup expeditions with local partners. The aim of these expeditions is to retrieve solid waste and animal carcasses left during each climbing season on the trails and glaciers as well as raising awareness around these issues.

 

We are currently working on the Baltoro Glacier with partners Khurpa Care Pakistan (KCP) under our “Sustain Baltoro” program. To date, the expeditions have collected and responsibly disposed of 25,225 kg of waste and 143 animal carcasses from the trail leading through Baltoro to Concordia. We aim to carry out a minimum of one cleanup expedition a year in order to contribute to clearing the waste accumulated in the area. For a detailed report of our work from 2015 to 2018 please

 

Sustain Baltoro" 2018 Cleanup Campaign

 

The waste collected in 2018 was a total of 6,750 kg and was disposed of responsibility at the end of the season. It has been an honor to be able to work on these issues with local partners Khurpa Care Pakisan as well as all those who have supported our efforts for the last 4 years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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"Sustain Baltoro" 2017 Cleanup Campaign

 

The total waste collected in 2017 was a total of 7,310 Kg and was disposed of responsibility at the end of season. We would like to congratulate our tireless, dedicated team as well as all those who have supported our efforts for the last 3 years.

The team
The Sustain Baltoro 2018 team consisted of 3 Managers and 28 Porters.
Waste collected
Waste collected in 2018 after reaching Askoli
The results
The team retrieved and disposed of 6,750 kg of waste which included 23 pack animal carcasses.
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The team
The Sustain Baltoro 2017 team consisted of 3 Managers and 30 Porters.
The Route
A total distance of 76.3 km covered and 4 camps engaged along the Askoli - Concordia route.
Outcomes
The team retrieved and disposed of 7,310 kg of waste which included 29 pack animal carcasses and 2600 kg of waste.
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"Sustain Baltoro" 2016 Cleanup Campaign

The total waste collected in 2016 by High Altitude Sustainability and our partners Khurpa Care Pakistan is 6,697 kg, almost 50% increase in the amount retrieved in 2015. Our beginning of season cleanup expedition retrieved a total of 4141 kg in June-July 2016. During the summer partner camp managers and porters at Mundrong, Payu, Khuborsay and Concordia continued to collect and pack waste to be transported down together in October 2016. The Sustain Baltoro retrieval team for end of season returned with 2,556 kg, bringing the total for 2016 to 6,697 kg.

 

The Team
The Sustain Baltoro 2016 team consisted of 4 Managers, 3 Volunteers and 30 Porters.
The Route
A total distance of 76.3 km covered and 4 camps engaged along the Askoli - Concordia route.
The Outcomes
The expedition retrieved 6697 kgs of solid waste and 13 pack animal carcasses. The waste was collected, segregated and disposed of responsibly in Askole.
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"Sustain Baltoro 2015 Cleanup Expedition"

The first expedition was carried out in June- July 2015 with the aim of retrieving and disposing of 2500 Kgs of animal carcasses and solid waste. HASP with a team of 35 porters cleaned on every stage from Askoli Village (3045 meters) to Concordia (4600 meters), a stretch of approximately 76 km over the course of 15 days. A total of 4,498 kg was collected, almost doubling the required outcome in addition to 76 pack animal carcasses.

The Team
The Sustain Baltoro 2015 team consisted of 4 Managers, 2 Volunteers and 35 Porters.
The Route
A total distance of 76.3 km covered, segregating and transporting trash from every stage along the Askoli - Concordia route.
The Outcomes
The expedition retrieved 4498 kgs of solid waste and 76 pack animal carcasses. The waste was collected, segregated and disposed of responsibly in Askole.
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The Outcomes

The expedition retrieved 4498 kgs of solid waste and 76 pack animal carcasses. The waste was collected, segregated and disposed of responsibly in Askole.