Nightly News   |  March 04, 2014

Mount Everest Fights Growing Trash Problem

The government of Nepal is asking all climbers to carry 18 pounds of trash down the mountain with them -- in addition to their own.

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>>> you may know, trash has become a huge problem on mt. everest of all places. there's something about summiting apparently, the sense of accomplishment, the superiority, something about it makes climbers think they don't have to clean up after themselves. the government of nepal is now asking climbers to carry 18 pounds of trash per person down the mountain with them in addition to their own. the mountain peak is strewn with trash, oxygen cylinders, waste of all kinds, use your imagination. in the future, cleaning it will be a condition of climbing it.