Kami Rita Sherpa from the top of Mount Everest in his new world record: “Respect it today and enjoy it forever”
The climber who has reached Everest summit the most times in history and the The NeverRest Project call for more awareness about waste and rubbish in a piece of abandoned tent on the mountain.
Everest Base Camp (Nepal), May 19, 2023.- The Nepali climber and Guinness Record summiter Kami Rita Sherpa has broken again his own limit in ascends to Mount Everest a total of 27 times and he wanted to ask for respect towards the mountains, especially in terms of waste and rubbish, in collaboration with the environmental and technological engineering company The NeverRest Project, which promotes with the Government of Nepal different solutions for cleaning the mountain in the long term. The sherpa climber has displayed the message “Respect it today and enjoy it forever” written on a piece of abandoned tent that he himself picked up on the way to the top of Everest.
Kami Rita Sherpa, 53, reached his 27th summit on Wednesday, according to the president of Seven Summit Treks, Migma Sherpa, company that organized the expedition. The NeverRest Project has chosen Kami Rita Sherpa as an ambassador to carry out this action and raise awareness about the waste that we leave not only at the highest point in the world, but also in protected areas and natural parks all over the planet.
“It is important to make the world aware to respect the environment so future generations could enjoy it. Kami Rita Sherpa is an elite mountaineer who has been to the summit of Everest the most times, he is Nepali and very concerned with the preservation of the mountains. Beside all this he always make visible the talent from the local Nepalese communities, often forgotten or relegated to a second place”, said the CEO and founder of The NeverRest Project, Frédéric Kauffmann, after knowing about the new milestone of Kami Rita Sherpa, to whom he congratulated “on this new success in his career and, above all, for having returned to Base Camp in good health”.
About The NeverRest Project
The NeverRest Project is an environmental and technological engineering company that works to implement a system of sustainable actions and a self-sufficient circular economy aimed at environmental protection and management, to achieve a better balance between tourism and the ecosystem.
The NeverRest Project and the Government of Nepal have been working together since 2021 on pioneering lines of development of regenerative tourism in high mountains with the aim of positioning Nepal as an international benchmark for sustainability and environmental management. The first agreement between the Government of Nepal and The NeverRest Project was signed in October 2021 and the collaboration was announced at the Sustainable Mountain Development Conference held in Chandragiri Hills, Nepal in December 2022.
The NeverRest Project team is made up of engineers, technological specialists, biologists, climate change experts and mountaineers, among others, who work cross-cuttingly on different solutions to apply improvements in the field of sustainability in the current Nepali tourism model, always in close collaboration with the Government. One of the main agreed actions is to give more visibility to the country’s local mountain specialists, who, due to their experience in high mountains, make up the elite of world mountaineering and represent extremely valuable human capital for Nepal that the country itself wants to empower and place in the place they deserve.
Other important actions that are currently being developed at The NeverRest Project are environmental measurements on Everest, the design of a sustainable Base Camp, the calculation of the environmental impact footprint of visitors, and different proposals for engineering solutions to manage long-term term waste derived from high-altitude tourism.