July 22, 2011 By

All Mt Everest Climbers to Bring Down Garbage

1,Those ascending Mount Everest will have to descend with at least eight kilograms of trash besides their own waste. The new list of measures were mooted by the Nepal government to clear the world’s highest peak of the tons of rubbish accumulated over the years since Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary scaled the peak in 1953.

The rule will be in effect from the next climbing season, which starts in April. The garbage collected would have to be deposited with a pollution committee at the base camp which would verify the exact waste brought down by each climber.

There is an estimated forty to fifty tonnes of waste material on Everest at present. Most of it comprise of oxygen cylinders, gas cylinders, plastic materials, human waste and even bodies of dead climbers.

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