The government of Nepal is asking all climbers to carry 18 pounds of trash down the mountain with them -- in addition to their own.
WHICH REPORT 8 MILLION FEWER VISITORS. SPEAKING OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS, WHERE WE ARE ALL INSTRUCTED TO LEAVE ONLY OUR FOOT PRINTS BEHIND. AS 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