Friday, November 30, 2007

Deck The Halls With Ornaments From Everest

BRUNSWICK, Maine (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An artist in Brunswick, Maine, is offering a way to top your Christmas tree with ornaments from the Top of the World.

For the last few years, eco-friendly artist Jeff Clapp has been climbing Mount Everest in Nepal and shipping leftover oxygen containers he finds at the top back to the U.S. so he can turn them into art when he returns home from his treks.

Clapp turns the cylinders into unique pieces that range from a $15 Everest Christmas ornament, to $1,000 bowls and $2,000 bells, which he sells on

Clapp got the idea for recycling the containers when he realized how much trash is left behind by climbers on Everest.

He says the ornaments are a great way for everyone to own something from the Top of the World, and a way for people to go green with their holiday decorations.

He jokes, “They’ll make your Christmas tree really green!”

The bowls are also both artistic and useful, and Clapp says they make great ice cream bowls, except they get really cold in your hands.

Clapp plans on returning to Mount Everest soon so he can teach local Sherpas how to turn the tanks into bells, so they can ring up some sales of their own.

To get your Everest art, visit

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