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Mount Everest: The highest garbage dump in the world

summit tourism has left its mark: On the top of Mount Everest many tons of garbage. A waste fee and a special Team to change that. Axel Dorloff, ARD Studio i

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Mount Everest: The highest garbage dump in the world

summit tourism has left its mark: On the top of Mount Everest many tons of garbage. A waste fee and a special Team to change that.

Sometimes you don't crawl on the ground, the icy winds at Altitude and cut their faces. Hardly anywhere in the Job of the garbage collector is harder than on Mount Everest.

Tsring Dan Tar from the official Tibetan mountain climbing Team has climbed four Times on the summit of Mount Everest. In 2018, he has launched the Initiative to collect garbage on the mountain. The state-run Chinese news Agency Xinhua, he said: "In my Mount-Everest-ascents I've seen the garbage, the other climbers have left. I thought to myself, would I have to do something to protect the environment and preserve the mountains."

at The Base Camp of Mount Everest helpers collect the garbage of the tourists.

gas cooker, plastic bags, broken tents

Three cleanups accompanied Tsring Dan Tar in 2018, all at an altitude of more than 5200 meters. The sports administration of the Region of Tibet has put together a whole Team of professional mountaineers and cattle breeders from the Tibetan plateau.

in Total, have brought to the garbage collector in the past year, nearly ten tons of garbage from the mountain: gas stove, plastic bags, broken tents, and human excrement. If now with spring in the Himalaya the peaks-season starts, the action. For Tsring Dan Tar, says that they need to engage with these environmental protection measures, because: "The Mount Everest and the Himalayas belong to the whole world, the destiny of us all is linked. It's worth the effort. And I hope that we can inspire even more people to protect nature and the environment on Mount Everest and in the Himalayas."

The booming tourism has added to the top of Mount Everest.

tourism has the mountain

sets Whether abandoned garbage, polluted water source, helicopter noise, or Low-Budget expeditions for inexperienced climbers: The excessive tourism has added to the top of Mount Everest. At the end of last year, China has tightened, therefore, the rules on the Tibetan North side of the mountain. The base camp for tourists was relocated for ecological reasons in order to two kilometers. In addition, the number of permits for climbs to the summit was on 300 limited. The aim: less waste and better safety, says Nyima Tsering, Director of the Tibetan sports administration:

"climbing Mount Everest is for people who are looking for challenge, to explore the Unknown. We don't want to stop. But such measures have taken effect. In the future, we will develop sustainable mountain routes, and continue to try to control the number of people on the mountain."

also New is a garbage collection fee of 1500 dollars per mountain is this year's climber. Since 2015, there is already the rule that each Person's trash gets sacks and at least eight kilograms of garbage down from the mountain. Who does not pay the fine.

some 300 bodies of victims mountaineers still on Everest.

300 dead bodies on Mount Everest

China has announced also to the dead on Mount Everest mountains. There are about 300 dead bodies, and was the mountain climber, some of which lie at an altitude of over 8000 meters. Her recovery is considered extremely difficult. Yet it was also clear who should pay for it.

seems Unclear still, whether the consent of the members is present. If not, might want to move the Chinese authorities, this action again.

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Axel Dorloff, ARD, Beijing
03.04.2019 08:04 PM

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