In each and every effort of DGS, we are committed to project longevity, collaborative maintenance, and community engagement. The work that we do would not be possible without the dedication of our on-the-ground partnering organizations.
Coming full circle to where this project began, we continue to work on waste solutions on Mt. Everest and in its surrounding communities. DGS, as a part of the Hike for Help and CO School of Mines’ Everest Sanitation Project, has begun the implementation of a multi-year waste management proposal to provide sanitation facilities to the Khumbu Valley.
The home of our organization and team, the Lake Tahoe area has world class recreation opportunities, from climbing to skiing to mountain biking and beyond. In collaboration with the Tahoe Climbers Coalition and the Truckee Donner Land Trust, we are in the process of permitting what we hope to be the first of many installations in the area.
In 2019, DGS had the opportunity to partner with the Torres Del Paine Legacy Fund to continue the efforts of our board member, Garry Oye, to bring sustainable waste management to the national park. With one urine-diverting toilet operating, the materials for two more are on-site to be installed before next season.
Portland, Oregon is the college stomping grounds of all four of our founding members and thus, holds a special place in our hearts. It’s the humble beginnings of our friendships and our careers as climbers and explorers. In partnership with Mt. Hood Institute, we are evaluating possible installation sites at several locations around Mt. Hood.