11 Apr '11, 12pm

2011 Eco-Everest expedition begins, with a mission

2011 Eco-Everest expedition begins, with a mission

Apa Sherpa has climbed the world’s tallest mountain a record 20 times. The expedition for his 21st began last week, with the simplest of all environmental goals: to pick up the trash. In an endeavor where the burden of extra weight can mean the difference between life and death, between surviving with your limbs intact or missing, it’s not surprising that until recently the custom was to leave debris such as used oxygen tanks and food containers on the mountain, where they would likely be covered by snow soon enough anyway. But the trash has accumulated over time and, sadly, global warming has meant less snow and more exposure for what was discarded. According to an article written by expedition organizer Ang Tshering Sherpa and posted on Explorers Web , this is the fourth consecutive year that the Eco Everest Expedition has been conducted: “The Eco Everest Expedition was ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/2011_eco-ever...

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