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30 tents abandoned by climbers add to trash pile on everest

by:Kenwei      2019-09-12
KATHMANDU, Nepal-
After each party, it\'s time to clean up Mount Everest.
This season, the number of climbers climbing the world\'s highest peak has hit a record high, making government cleaners struggling to solve all the problems of how to clean up human waste from abandoned tents to threatening drinking water.
The budget adventure company charges only $30,000 per climber, reducing the cost, including the removal of waste.
Mount Everest has so much rubbish
Oxygen cylinders, food packaging, ropes-
Climbers use rubbish as a signpost.
But an estimated 700 climbers, guides and porters have traveled on the mountain this year, which has shocked Sherpas involved in government cleanup this spring.
In addition, tents are scattered in camp south Col or Camp 4, 8,000 (26,240 feet)
It is the highest camp on Mount Everest, just below the top of the mountain.
The high winds at that altitude scattered tents and rubbish everywhere.
Dawa Steven Sherpa said: \"The elevation of South Cole, the oxygen content, the dangerous icing and slippery slopes and the bad weather make it difficult to put down large things such as tents, he led an independent clean-up last month and has been the leader in the clean-up of Mount Everest for the past 12 years.
Tired climbers struggle to breathe and fight nausea, leaving heavy tents instead of trying to put them down.
Sherpas say the ice sign
The embedded tent, which found the identity of the expedition, was deliberately torn off so that criminals could escape the investigation.
\"It took us an hour to dig out a tent from the frozen ice and take it down,\" Sherpa said . \".
His adventures alone were reduced by about 20,000 kilograms. 44,000 pounds)
Garbage since 2008.
Sherpa estimates that South Cole has left 30 tents, up to 5,000 (11,000 pounds)of trash.
When any mistake at such a height can be fatal, it is a difficult task to bring it down.
It is impossible to know exactly how much rubbish is scattered on Mount Everest, because it becomes visible only when the snow melts.
Activists believe that in Camp 2, which is two levels higher than the base camp, about 8,000 kilograms (17,637 pounds)
This year\'s climbing season alone left a lot of human feces.
Instead of using a temporary toilet, some climbers dig a hole in the snow and let the garbage fall into small cracks.
However, rising temperatures have made the glaciers thinner and the cracks smaller.
The spilled waste then spilled into the community at the base camp and even below the mountain.
People living in the base camp use melted snow as drinking water, and toilets with bad weather may pollute the water.
John All said: \"In our expedition to Camp 2, eight of our 10 Sherpas suffered from stomach problems because of the poor water in Camp 2 ,\", A professor of environmental science at the Western University of Washington visited Mount Everest during a research visit.
For Nepalese who regard the mountain as \"sagamata\" or \"mother of the world\", littering is equivalent to blasphemy.
Nima Dorma, a climber who recently returned from a successful climb, was angry at the thought that the Holy Mountain was becoming a dump.
\"Everest is our God and it is very sad to see our God so dirty.
How can people throw rubbish in such a sacred place? ” she said.
Garbage is creating dangers for future climbers and has sparked calls for action now.
\"When the snow melts the surface of the garbage.
When the wind is high, the tent is blown down and torn, and the contents are scattered on the mountain, which makes the already slippery climbers more dangerous, steep slopes in the snow and in the big wind, \"Aung Zilin, former chairman of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, said.
Ang Dorjee, head of the Independent Commission on Pollution control at Everest, asked the Nepalese government
This year, the overall supervision of Mount Everest was reviewed as climbers lined up for the climb --
Make some rules.
\"The problem is that there are no regulations on how to deal with human waste.
\"Some climbers use biodegradable bags with enzymes that break down human waste, but most do not,\" he said . \".
These bags are expensive and must be imported from the United States.
\"The biggest problems and concerns of Mount Everest are now a waste of humanity.
\"Hundreds of people have been there for a few weeks,\" Tshing said . \".
The melting conditions of Camp 2, he said, produce a smell that makes climbers sick and the waste will eventually pollute the water source below and become a health hazard.
Tshering and other climbers said the government should authorize the use of biodegradable bags.
This will save Doji and his team from the unpleasant task of collecting waste and bringing it to dangerous slopes.
The government is working on a plan to scan and mark the equipment and equipment of climbers.
All climbers must deposit $4,000 before climbing and may not be able to get the money back if they don\'t have the item back.
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