You will be able to receive food “at home”… in the Himalayas. They have achieved this with this technology

They will reach up to 6,000 meters to send supplies to mountaineers who dare to take this 8,000 meters

You will be able to receive food at home... in the Himalayas with this technology
The highest mountain in the world has also become one of the busiest

Nepal, along with some companies such as DJI, are working on creating a delivery system on the largest mountain on the planet. The Himalayas have served as one of the main inspirations for multiple works such as the film Valley of Shadows but it has also caused great admiration as it is a gigantic mass that rises to a height of 8,849 meters, something that has made even Google allow us to travel it in a nice game. However, the country has multiple problems when it comes to maintaining security in the mountain range, largely due to the serious amounts of garbage in the highest areas due to the overcrowding of the trip to Nepal and the life risks of those who join this mountain climbing enterprise. For this reason, they are working to use a drone system to supply mountaineers and put an end to the serious problem of garbage.

A surprising leap

Last April, the first delivery of drones was carried out on the heights of Mount Everest. The test was carried out by the drone manufacturing company DJI and Nepalese Airlift together with 8KRAW and a group of local Sherpas who made sure everything went smoothly. Therefore, for the moment it is only a proof of concept. To do this, they have used the FlyCart 30 drone, a drone designed to travel long distances and can carry up to 15 kilograms. On this occasion, it has been used to transport oxygen bottles and supplies and has returned with rubbish for separation and recycling. According to IFLScience, the drone can reach up to 6,000 meters in height without problems, so it is designed to reach Camp 1 that has this height. In many cases, this technology could have saved lives, as people who are injured, have altitude sickness or who have lost their supplies can be supplied with whatever they need at those altitudes.

A good part of the route that this drone took was quite dangerous, so it becomes a very important milestone to successfully achieve this achievement. Until now, it was the Sherpa who were in charge of this type of task, so the fewer lives that are at stake is something worth celebrating. Deliveries would be faster, with no human lives at stake and allowing the collection of supplies and rubbish to be more efficient.

The Government of Nepal has contracted with DJI to set up a drone delivery operation to keep people safe and minimize the impact of human waste on the mountain. After all, the country’s way of life is largely based on its most famous mountain range and mountain, although the country is culturally and geographically very rich.

At the moment, the option is being tested, subjecting it to resistance tests in the face of strong winds and low temperatures that can put the operation of these drones in check.

Himalayan garbage, a very serious problem

In recent years, the ascent of the Himalayas has become more of a tourist challenge for people with money than a real challenge for elite mountaineers. Mountaineers have always been really respectful of the environment from which they live, but since it has become a mass tourism spot, the Himalaya has made its cleanliness much worse, becoming according to some associations such as the Himalayan Collective a place where life is in danger due to health problems. In fact, the toxicity of the water has caused entire populations to have to abandon its waters due to the scarcity of the liquid.

The fact that drones can be taken to the Himalayas could serve to save lives, but also to clean up one of the most polluted mountaineering areas on the planet, improving the quality of life of the true inhabitants of Nepal and ending one of the many problems rooted in mass tourism to exotic destinations like this one.



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