Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest

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Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest

Nepalese army men pile up the garbage collected from Mount Everest in Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
Members of garbage retrieval expedition pile up empty oxygen cylinders collected from Mount Everest in Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
Aa tourist takes a photograph of the Mount Everest at Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
In this May 27, 2019 photo, Nepalese Sherpa community women eat their lunch during a function to announce Mount Everest cleanup campaign in Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Everest

Nepalese army men pile up the garbage collected from Mount Everest in Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
Members of garbage retrieval expedition pile up empty oxygen cylinders collected from Mount Everest in Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
Aa tourist takes a photograph of the Mount Everest at Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
In this May 27, 2019 photo, Nepalese Sherpa community women eat their lunch during a function to announce Mount Everest cleanup campaign in Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The record number of climbers on Mount Everest this season has left a cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
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