BYOHB (Bring Your Own Hefty Bag) Nepal says litterbugs no longer welcome on Everest

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  1. gregm

    gregm Gold Member

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    Litterbugs, beware: Nepal is making new rules to persuade trekkers to clean up after themselves on Mount Everest, in the hopes of clearing the tons of rubbish now clogging the world's highest peak.

    Starting this spring, Nepali officials at Everest base camp will check that each climber descends the mountain with approximately 8 kilograms (18 pounds) of trash — the amount the government estimates an exhausted climber discards along the route.

    Good!!!! Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/nepal-says-litterbugs-no-longer-welcome-everest-101829018.html
     
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    anileze Gold Member

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    About time.
    The traffic to the various mountain peak have increased multi-fold. The first-class-paided-up-tourists-as-climbers have added to extra load and by implication extra trash according to folks I know in the region.
     
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