The NeverRest Project was set up during the pandemic, bringing together the best talent in an international multidisciplinary team of top experts from a variety of fields, combining science, technology, engineering and creativity to provide environmental solutions.

The team consists of engineers, technology experts, biologists, specialists in climate change and professionals in mountaineering and Nepalese tourism, among others, all working together on different solutions and prototypes to clean up the world’s highest mountain after more than 40 years of commercial expeditions and waste dumping in the area.

Experts are also working on the planning and designing of a sustainable Base Camp to solve, definitively, the problem of waste management, while also benefiting the local population, both in the villages and among different agents of the high-altitude tourism industry.

Phases of the Project

The project consists of four main phases:

  • Measuring the environmental impact on Mount Everest. We will carry out a field survey to analyze the state of the mountain and establish the volume of waste that has built up with the highest degree of precision possible.
  • Cleaning Mount Everest. A team of specialists will carry out an in-depth cleaning of Mount Everest on the Nepalese side.
  • A Sustainable Base Camp. The NeverRest Project will provide a sustainable sanitation system for the Everest Base Camp, which will permit sustainable, controllable removal of waste.
  • Waste management in the Khumbu zone. The NeverRest Project wants to involve mountaineers and trekkers visiting the Everest zone in this great environmental change, using state-of-the-art waste identification technology that permits waste removal, simply and controllably. Alpinists and mountaineers can measure their individual environmental impact and, in this way, revert the actual situation by knowing the consequences of their actions.