Mt Everest: Highest Rubbish Dump in the world!

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RUBBISH AND MT EVEREST

Decades of mountaineering have taken a toll on the world’s highest peak, which is strewn with rubbish from past expeditions, including oxygen cylinders, human waste and even climbers’ bodies, which do not decompose in the extreme cold.

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Tuesday April 22, 2014 MYT 2:22:46 PM

Forced Everest clean-up

Everest clean-up expedition at Mount Everest. - Photo from AFP Relaxnews"

Everest clean-up expedition at Mount Everest. – Photo from AFP Relaxnews”

Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish that is “choking” the mountain.

CLIMBERS scaling Mount Everest will have to bring back eight kilograms of garbage under new rules designed to clean up the world’s highest peak, a Nepalese official said.

The rule, one of several new measures for mountaineering in the Himalayan nation, will apply to climbers ascending beyond Everest’s base camp from last month onwards, said tourism ministry official Madhusudan Burlakoti.

”The government has decided in order to clean up Mount Everest, each member of an expedition must bring back at least eight kilos of garbage, apart from their own trash,” he said.

Burlakoti said authorities would take legal action against climbers who failed to comply with the new rule, although it was unclear whether this would involve a fine or other penalty.

http://www.thestar.com.my/Travel/Asia/2014/05/08/Forced-Everest-cleanup/

Star

Monday March 3, 2014 MYT 9:05:55 PM

Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish

Kathmandu (AFP) – Climbers on Mount Everest will be forced to bring back eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage, an official said Monday, to clean up a peak that has become the world’s highest rubbish dump.

The rule, one of several new measures covering mountaineering in the Himalayan nation, will apply to climbers ascending beyond Everest’s base camp from April onwards, said tourism ministry official Madhusudan Burlakoti.

“The government has decided in order to clean up Mount Everest that each member of an expedition must bring back at least eight kilos of garbage, apart from their own trash,” he told AFP.

Although expeditions currently have to fork out a $4,000 deposit, refunded once they show they have brought back everything they took up the mountain, enforcement has been a problem.

“Our earlier efforts have not been very effective. This time, if climbers don’t bring back garbage, we will take legal action and penalise them,” tourism official Burlakoti said.

http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Regional/2014/03/03/Nepal-to-force-Everest-climbers-to-collect-rubbish/

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