Mount Everest was recognized as the world’s tallest mountain in 1847, with the British geographer George Everest leading a detailed survey of the summit in the 1830’s. International Everest Day has been celebrated since 2008 to commemorate the success of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary in summiting Mount Everest on May 29, 1953.
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has stressed on the need to reduce carbon emissions as climate change has increased the risk to people’s lives in the mountains and with the increase in global temperature, snow has started melting in the mountains. The conference was organized on the occasion of International Everest Day (May 29) at the base camp (5,364 m) with the participation of American environmental scientists to draw the world’s attention to the issue of climate change and its mitigation in the current situation, said Sanch Rai, President of the World Record Society.
He presented a report on the current state of global climate change, its impact and mitigation. For the first time, a panel interaction was organized at the base camp with the participation of environmental scientists to draw the attention of the world to the issue of climate change, said Purna Rai, coordinator of the conference and secretary of the society.