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Preserving Mountains

Discover the latest film from our Himalayan expedition.

Mountain glaciers, like those of the Alps or Himalayas, provide 800 million people downstream with freshwater for everyday irrigation, hydropower and drinking, and serve as some of the most important and visible indicators for climate change. At extreme altitudes, these glaciers along the mountain’s surface are thinning, in addition to having accumulated decades of waste that has been left behind.

To help preserve these at-risk alpine environments, the Bally Peak Outlook Foundation organizes critical projects around the world. Recent clean-up initiatives led by environmental activist and mountaineer Dawa Steven Sherpa, have collected two tons of waste between Everest base camp and its peak at 8,846.86 meters high (2019) in an inaugural expedition, followed by the “8x8000m” initiative (2020-2021), which aims to clean the base camps of eight 8,000-meter Himalayan mountains in support of local communities to restore the landscape in which they live.

The “8x8000m” Pledge

Celebrating Local Voices

Episode 1: Mt. Everest


Episode 2: Mt. Cho-Oyu


Episode 3: Mt. Makalu