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BEIJING (Reuters) - Tibetan volunteers are planning a trip to the top of the world's tallest mountain to pick up garbage.
The Tibetans will work with environmental protection experts over the next three years to clear up the rubbish on Mount Everest (news - web sites) at an altitude of between 6,500 meters (21,300 ft) and 8,000 meters, China's Xinhua news agency said on Monday.
Everest has been strewn with garbage ever since the pioneering attempts at its peak in the 1920s. Since then, the climbing traffic has multiplied.
"The local government has organized volunteers many times to clear away the rubbish, yet all of them failed because no volunteers can reach that high," Xinhua said.
Originally posted by jazzgul
(mostly two are three0 and they bring a lot of equipment, to damp later on ..?
Originally posted by IronDogg
Sorry, I am not being rude, I am just curious as to what this means? They wet the equipment once they get there? What?
Originally posted by parrhesia
This is good to hear. I can only imagine the copious amounts of trash leading up the mountain. Oxygen canisters, etc. The climbers should be more responsible for their trash and hopefully teams in this day and age are actually doing something about the refuse they inevitably must take with them.