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Everest The Rubbish Issues

Everest why is there so much rubbish?

It is estimated that more than 500 climbers and Sharpers spend a staggering two whole months on the slopes of Everest every year.

Highest tip in the world

Can You imagine a tip that has been created by the very people who love the beauty of the mountain?


Mount Everest, The Great Himalayas of southern Asia it lies on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China at 27°59′ N 86°56′ E. Reaching an elevation of 29,032 feet (8,849 metres), Mount Everest is, without doubt, the highest mountain in the world.

How much rubbish is on Everest?

It is estimated around 11 tonnes of rubbish is cleared every year off Everest.

That is a staggering 11,000 kilos of rubbish and yes, 4 dead bodies from the worlds highest mountain.

Clean up campaigners spent weeks collecting cans, bottles, plastic food wrappers empty cylinders and tents.

It’s no wonder we’re having rubbish issues on Everest!

The reality of Rubbish Left

According to the reports, there was four dead body that was exposed by mountain snow.

They were carried to the Base Camp and then flown to a hospital in Kathmandu where they would have been identified later.

Some of the rubbish was also flown to Kathmandu and was handed over and later reported to have been recycled.

How Do We Begin to Start?

Ways to tackle the situation.

One may be that all members who wish to climb Everest may have to start paying a fee of around £3000 before they are allowed to go up the mountain.


And of course, may not get it back if they return without all their items.

It’s estimated that more than 500 climbers and sharpers spend a staggering two whole months on the slopes of Everest every year.

Everest why is there so much rubbish?

Climbers often carry disposable travel toilet bags to use in the higher camps,

While at the base camp walkers can use the toilets provided. They have special toilets and human waste can be taken away from the mountain safely.

The higher you go between up the mountain to the top of the mountain there aren’t toilets.  You have to consider the amount of waste that is often left behind.

Base Camp

Two-thirds of the way the mountain there is a base camp. It is why mountains pitch tents and then wait for the right weather conditions to reach the top. There are actually on Everest to base camps one is north in Tibet on the second one is South in Naples.

Four unidentified bodies were found

Climbers only go up Mount Everest during a limited period of the year which will begin in March and usually ends in May. Throughout the rest of the year, the weather is far too treacherous for anyone to consider even going up Mount Everest.

This usually means that it is more difficult to clear away any rubbish that has been dumped or left behind on the mountain at the end of the Everest season.

Once the snow has started to fall it is almost impossible to work out exactly how much litter strained across Everest the ground is only visible once the snow has finally melted.

Everest The Rubbish Issues
Everest The Rubbish Issues

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