How Everest turned into the highest trash
Categories: EcologyBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/how-everest-turned-into-the-highest-trash.html
Everest, the highest mountain on the planet, became now the most high-rise garbage, and the problem is compounded. The number of climbers wanting to reach the summit, only increases as left after them in the garbage.
Reflective tents, climbing equipment, empty cans and even human excrement are on the way to the top with a height of 8848 meters. All this garbage dumped people obviously don't care about the environment.
"Disgusting, direct thorn in the eye, told Nepalese mountaineer Pemba Dorje, who set a world record for the speed ascent of Everest. — The mountain is littered with tons of garbage."
In addition, melting glaciers open up even more debris that was lying there from the time of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of the first people to conquer Everest 65 years ago.
Five years ago, the Nepalese authorities imposed a Deposit of four thousand dollars to any team that will bring the mountain at least eight kilograms of garbage. On the Tibetan side of the Himalayas you need to make the same amount of garbage or have to pay a fine of $ 100 per kilogram.
According to the Committee for pollution control Sagarmatha in 2017 climbers in Nepal brought about 25 tons of debris and 15 tons of human waste. This season was made even more garbage, but this is only a tiny part of the nightmare that is happening at altitude and increases every year.