Time for spring cleaning: Next month, the upper reaches of Mount Everest – the tallest mountain on the globe – will be picked of used climbing supplies and even dead bodies.
Time for spring cleaning: Next month, the upper reaches of Mount Everest – the tallest mountain on the globe – will be picked of used climbing supplies and even dead bodies.Courtesy Wikipedia
Earth Day is this week, a time when we all should do our part to keep our planet a little cleaner. A few weeks later, a team of sherpas will be doing their part to clean up the upper reaches of Mount Everest. As we've posted before, the final stretch to Everest's summit – called "the dead zone" – is littered with used oxygen tanks, old ropes and even dead bodies of climbers who did not successfully return from their endeavors. Climbing at that altitude is so tricky because of the low levels of oxygen, and many climbers prefer to take care of themselves than their lost comrades or used equipment.

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