Nepal Cleaning Everest

Nepal Cleaning Everest

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2011 file photo, the last light of the day sets on Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal. Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak, chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association said Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Ang Tshering told reporters Tuesday that the more than 700 climbers and guides who spend nearly two months on Everest’s slopes each climbing season leave large amounts of feces and urine, and the issue has not been addressed. He said Nepal’s government needs to get the climbers to dispose of the waste properly so the mountain remains pristine. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer, File)

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February 22, 2015 08:03:34 PM
March 03, 2015 05:56:50 AM
Kevin Frayer
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
OCT. 27, 2011 FILE PHOTO
5310 x 3558 1.22 MB
Mountains, Waste management, Waste disposal, Environmental concerns, Environment and nature, Environment
Tengboche, Nepal
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