India's army declares war on Mt. Everest 'junkyard'

Following complaints last month by Nepal's Sherpas that Mount Everest had become the "world's highest junkyard," littered with food trash, human waste and unwanted equipment, India's army mountaineers will join a team of Sherpas on clean-up duty.

 

The 34-member volunteer team plans to clear 4000 kg of what's left behind by hundreds of climbers. They expect to carry it down at a rate of 10 kg per trip per member. That's in addition to their own 10 kg packs. From the Telegraph (UK), MORE

 

 

That's not garbage in the picture; it's a starry night over Everest seen from the base camp area. Photo: Wikimedia / Matt Weir

 

 

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