Skip to comments.Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish
Posted on 03/03/2014 7:17:57 AM PST by bgill
"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... Decades of mountaineering have taken a toll on the 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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Ok, I'll bring down one head, a foot and a hand.
wow Everest is sorta like Congress...
Are they going to make them bring their dead down from the mountain as well?
The big question is, how many pitons does it take to hold up a 4-cubic yard commercial trash bin?
Make them bring parachutes to attach to the bodies and have them throw the frozen corpses off the mountain.
They should have done this years ago, and made it mandatory that no trash be left on the mountain at all...............
Just put them in parasuits and they’ll land.......somewhere......................
litterers and others that won’t clean up after themselves whether it is in the bathroom, the kitchen or on the mountain are narcissistic self absorbed pigs
and the guys that pee all over the seat and the floor? there is a special place in hell for you
Who get to carry the poopcycles down? Should be a member of congress
Yeah the climbers lean pretty heavily toward environmentalism and global warmism so its time to make them live up to their own ideals.
I pick up other people’s trash in the woods if I see it.
Millenia from now, anthropologists will be writing tomes describing the ancient Nepalese religious site that attracted adherents from all over the world to offer sacrifice at the top of the mountain.
Good for them!
Like ordering a drowning man to clean up the ocean floor. Not that I don’t despise the enviro posers, but a lot of climbers are barely able to haul their own carcasses down the mountain as it is. Unintended consequences.
We have a ‘Clean the Beaches / Coastal Cleanup Day’ day here in NW Florida every year, toward the end of tourist season. Tons of trash are picked up.................
Then they shouldn’t climb at all.
BEER CANS? There are beer cans at the top of Everest? Just goes to show there’s NO stopping a redneck!
Isn’t a climber’s cadaver located about halfway up the summit that’s been there since 1927? Like new except every bone in its body is broken, IIRC.
Wouldn’t it be nice if they organized the illegal immigrants into crews (chain gangs) to clean up the trash they left when they arrived, and then make them carry the trash back into Mexico as they are deported.
Not really. They're just climbers. Mostly deeply self-absorbed, but not necessarily committed to any other ideology.
The Nepalese economy does very well out of them. Rather than make trash collectors out of rich tourists being hauled to the summit, tax them to fund parties of sherpas to do the dirty work. For the right price, I’m sure competent and willing teams would emerge. Just make the climbers pay.
Just invite conservative Tea Party climbers, it’s in their DNA to clean up messes.
Then deny access to communist liberal environmentalist, it’s in their DNA to make messes.
Many years on rock and ice.
My guess is that a majority tend left.
An erstwhile partner was a climbing bum named Mark Udall.
I have met a few ‘tourist climbers’ that had notched Everest; always megabucks, others were the paid help.
Once found an unopened bottle of rum in the snow at over 14k!
Yes, we packed the empty out.
They don’t take out the trash because they don’t know if they will live to make the trip back from the summit?
Seriously, it never occurred to me that there was not some requirement for picking up trash for mountain climbers. And aren’t there bodies on that mountain that have been there for several decades?
I take a folded trash bag and work gloves in my kit every time I hike in the woods, because the tourists at the RV park across the river crap up the bank with their soda cans, water bottles and snack bags...
Great story about the (unopened) bottle. One can just imagine the gasping newbies desperate to shed weight. I have a good deal of experience in high country hiking and scrambling in USA, Mexico, and Switzerland — up to about 13,000 ft — but never any technical routes.
With all the big money the climbers have, you’d think they could bring along a few of their personal slaves to clean up after them.