Ironic, yeah kinda I guess...but then again, sad to say the piles of rubbish were put there by a great many nationals...hence KMPL and KOTR are doing the inaugural Clean Up Himalaya Expedition this July-August.
BUT the big news from the Big E is that the Korean team under Park Yeong-seok have in fact SUCCEDDED!!!!
They topped out today in nigh perfect weather up what some are calling the hardest RW face route ever done. Seeing it on the news tonight, it was a pretty wild technical route and though they used Oxygen...I'll forgive them that this time, as they also have said they didn't leave a single empty cannister on the hill, nor will they at their camps.
Hopefully this will inspire people away from repeating endlessly Yak Routes and "fake climbs" up routes someone else has pre-rigged for them with every concievable assistance in place. Jumaring a fixed line all the way, is just not climbing no matter how you spin it.
Mega congratulations to the Koreans, proving that they can be as daring, innovative and skilled as any in the Hims. Top-bloody-effort and very well done indeed! Very damned proud of you all!