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Nepal to force Everest climbers to collect rubbish
Relaxnews ^ | March 3, 2014 | unknown

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: everest; mteverest; nepal
About time they get serious about the mountain of trash. All those enviros have turned it into a garbage dump.

Ok, I'll bring down one head, a foot and a hand.

1 posted on 03/03/2014 7:17:57 AM PST by bgill
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To: bgill

wow Everest is sorta like Congress...


2 posted on 03/03/2014 7:19:39 AM PST by MeshugeMikey (Jesus came to Save not Entertain / Ground John Kerry Now!)
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To: bgill

Are they going to make them bring their dead down from the mountain as well?


3 posted on 03/03/2014 7:24:00 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: bgill

The big question is, how many pitons does it take to hold up a 4-cubic yard commercial trash bin?


4 posted on 03/03/2014 7:25:10 AM PST by glennaro
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To: bgill

lol

Make them bring parachutes to attach to the bodies and have them throw the frozen corpses off the mountain.


5 posted on 03/03/2014 7:25:20 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: bgill

They should have done this years ago, and made it mandatory that no trash be left on the mountain at all...............


6 posted on 03/03/2014 7:26:39 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: GeronL

Just put them in parasuits and they’ll land.......somewhere......................


7 posted on 03/03/2014 7:27:32 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: glennaro

8 posted on 03/03/2014 7:29:34 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: bgill

good

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


9 posted on 03/03/2014 7:31:29 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bgill

Who get to carry the poopcycles down? Should be a member of congress


10 posted on 03/03/2014 7:33:59 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: Red Badger

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.


11 posted on 03/03/2014 7:34:55 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bgill

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.


12 posted on 03/03/2014 7:37:56 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: bgill

Good for them!


13 posted on 03/03/2014 7:40:09 AM PST by quilterdebbie (We will endeavor to persevere!)
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To: bgill

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.


14 posted on 03/03/2014 7:40:55 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: cripplecreek

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.................


15 posted on 03/03/2014 7:48:20 AM PST by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: LibWhacker

Then they shouldn’t climb at all.


16 posted on 03/03/2014 7:51:34 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: bgill

BEER CANS? There are beer cans at the top of Everest? Just goes to show there’s NO stopping a redneck!


17 posted on 03/03/2014 7:53:21 AM PST by golux
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To: Uncle Chip

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.


18 posted on 03/03/2014 7:55:07 AM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: bgill

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.


19 posted on 03/03/2014 7:55:28 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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20 posted on 03/03/2014 7:57:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: cripplecreek
Yeah the climbers lean pretty heavily toward environmentalism and global warmism

Not really. They're just climbers. Mostly deeply self-absorbed, but not necessarily committed to any other ideology.

21 posted on 03/03/2014 8:13:21 AM PST by Romulus
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To: cripplecreek

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.


22 posted on 03/03/2014 8:17:18 AM PST by Romulus
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To: bgill

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.


23 posted on 03/03/2014 8:32:44 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: Romulus

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.


24 posted on 03/03/2014 8:57:41 AM PST by DUMBGRUNT
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To: Red Badger; cripplecreek

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...


25 posted on 03/03/2014 9:02:39 AM PST by Texan5 (" You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

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.


26 posted on 03/03/2014 10:00:23 AM PST by Romulus
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To: bgill

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.


27 posted on 03/03/2014 10:36:38 AM PST by DPMD
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