The garbage climbers is not removed.
Everest, the highest mountain on the planet, became now the most high-rise garbage, and the problem is compounded. The number of climbers wanting to reach the summit, only increases as remains after their garbage — in 2018 on Everest managed to visit almost 600 people, reports the Chronicle.info with reference on the bigpicture.
Reflective tents, climbing equipment, empty cans and even human excrement are on the way to the top with a height of 8848 meters. All this garbage dumped people obviously don’t care about the environment.
“Disgusting, direct thorn in the eye, told Nepalese mountaineer Pemba Dorje, who set a world record for the speed ascent of Everest. — The mountain is littered with tons of garbage.”
In addition, melting glaciers open up even more debris that was lying there from the time of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay of the first people to conquer Everest 65 years ago.
Five years ago, the Nepalese authorities imposed a Deposit of four thousand dollars to any team that will bring the mountain at least eight kilograms of garbage. On the Tibetan side of the Himalayas you need to make the same amount of garbage or have to pay a fine of $ 100 per kilogram.
According to the Committee for pollution control Sagarmatha in 2017 climbers in Nepal brought about 25 tons of debris and 15 tons of human waste. This season was made even more garbage, but this is only a tiny part of the nightmare that is happening at altitude and increases every year.
Many climbers do not pay attention to the amount of the Deposit that is not comparable with the fact that they have to spend on the whole trip — from 20 to 100 thousand dollars. In addition, the authorities take bribes and do not levy a fine climbers.
Industry Everest over the last 20 years has increased significantly. And it is a concern because of possible overpopulation, and also attract organizers cheap expeditions inexperienced people. And lack of experience only exacerbates the problem of garbage.
Sherpa guide and porters from the local community who are hired to carry heavy things such as tent, extra oxygen cylinders and ropes. Previously, the majority of climbers themselves were carrying our backpacks with clothes, food, sleeping bags and oxygen. But now increasingly hiring of Sherpas who have to carry the belongings of the tenant, and garbage remains.
Environmentalists fear that pollution can affect water sources that come down to the valley. Currently, sewage from the main camp at the height of the drain into the trench around the nearest village. In the rainy season it flows further into the river.
Experts are considering to install a biogas plant near the base of Everest to the excrement turned into useful fertilizer. Another solution is backed by a dedicated team who will collect the garbage.