World Tallest Peak, Mount Everest Is Turning Into A Garbage Dump Thanks To Tents, Human Waste Left Behind By Climbers
November 28, 2019 | News | No Comments
Until a few years ago Mount Everest was that one those places where only the toughest of the toughest went and conquering the world’s tallest peak were celebrated. But over the years, any number of climbers have summited Everest and the numbers only keep growing. Nepal, which is one of the poorest countries in the world encouraged climbers from around the world to take an expedition to Mount Everest as it brought in some much-needed revenue for the country.
The record number of climbers crowding the world’s highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
Everest has so much garbage — depleted oxygen cylinders, food packaging, rope — that climbers use the trash as a kind of signpost. But this year’s haul from an estimated 700 climbers, guides and porters on the mountain has been a shock to the ethnic Sherpas who worked on the government’s cleanup drive this spring.
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