Skip to comments.China requires Everest climbers to carry their waste out with them
Posted on 02/16/2019 9:54:10 AM PST by rktman
Littering on Everest is a significant issue, both on the base camps and higher up the mountain itself. In recent years both Nepal and China have implemented measures to try to force climbers to bring their waste down with them, and not leave it on the mountain.
Nepal in 2014 began charging a $4,000 garbage deposit that would be forfeited if climbers fail to return with their trash.
The government of the Tibet Autonomous Region statement announcing the closure called for further action to protect Mount Everest, saying that workers had collected some 9 tons of trash from above 17,000 feet. In the regions below that level, 370 tons of waste had been collected.
It said a task force of 200 people would be formed to clear the remaining garbage.
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The fatality rate of climbing Everest is 6.5%? You’ll have to carry out your dead too.
But theyll just bring their garbage home and throw it all out the windows of their b m ws
Nah, they just dump ‘em in a crevasse someplace so they pop out in 200 or 300 years and folks go “WTH”? :-)
and what is the fee to climb? Up to $100,000 US$?
Plus travel costs clothing & equipment etc .
The climbers can afford that.
This is one China policy I could not agree more with.
If you can get to them....
Those who fall land in the most inconvenient places, and those who merely die of exposure tend to disappear in snowbanks.
This is not like cleaning up the streets of San Francisco, you know.
LOL! Chicoms care about their environment? Naaa..they see these types as easy marks to make money off of.
Cripes, China is nothing more than a smokey factory waste land...and they’re worried about poop in the mountains? LOL!! More like worried about the chumps who they aren’t cashing in on.
Isnt only half of Everest in China?
Highest elevated garbage dump in the world.
I can just hear it now, “Are we there yet, are we there yet?!”
You’re thinking the Grand Teton.
Hairdressers Expedition on Everest
Most of these climbers are flaming leftists so I am not surprised at their propensity for trashing their path.
They charge you to lose you fingers toes and nose from
If I was rich and bored I could think of other entertaining things to do.
When I get all bundled up in winter clothes I usually am carrying a high powered rifle for hunting. (Was
Im too old now).
Put up a few signs, like they do in Gun Free Zones! Problem solved.
That will be $4,000.00, Please. Cash, no checks or credit cards. ;)
> Hairdressers Expedition on Everest <
Before clicking on your link I guessed it was Monty Python. And I was right.
Maybe that’s where all the poo on San Francisco’s streets came from. Naw.
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