Wednesday, December 6, 2006


Holiday Ornaments And Bells Maker Is On Top Of The World

BRUNSWICK, Maine (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One man in Brunswick, Maine, has designed some holiday ornaments and bells that make him feel like he’s on top of the world – literally.

Jeff Clapp is helping to clean up Mount Everest by turning abandoned oxygen tanks into bells and Christmas ornaments.

Since 2004, Clapp has been collecting leftover oxygen containers from atop Mount Everest and turning them into pieces of eco-art such as bells and balls for Christmas trees which he sells for $15 a pop on bellsfromeverest.com.

Clapp, who scaled parts of Everest a few years back, got the idea for the recycled decorations while watching a documentary about the masses of trash left by climbers on the mountain.

Says Clapp: “There’s nothing cooler than owning a piece of Everest and cleaning up Nepal at the same time.”

Clap expects to sell lots of Everest ornaments this Christmas and also plans on going back to Mount Everest so he can teach the local Sherpas how to make the tanks into bells and ornaments themselves.

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