North Ridge And The Southeast Ridge

2314 Words Oct 11th, 2016 10 Pages
According to mountaineer and notable author Mark Jenkins, “The two standard routes, the Northeast ridge and the Southeast ridge are not only dangerously crowded, but also disgustingly polluted, with garbage leaking out the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps” (Abrams). One of the issues with the popularity of Everest is pollution. With all the adoration surrounding Everest and the first summit in 1953. Pollution on Everest is overlooked, and climbers are not always helping the cause, the problems climbers run into while making the trek leads to pollution as well. Referring to Professor Pablo Figueroa, he believes that there seems to be a growing awareness, but a problem with the implementation of coordinated, long-term sustainability policies may collide with the private interests of expeditions, tour operators and individual climbers (Figueroa). Therefore the Nepalese government, the climbers, and the Sherpas most come an understanding to help with pollution. Does economic growth get in the way? What is being done to stop pollution on Everest? Is it enough? Some believe that the mountain is being cleaned up well and that pollution is not a problem amongst the great mountain. Jonathan Chester a professional photographer and author of The Young Adventurer’s Guide to Everest states, Mount Everest is known to be the highest junkyard in the world even though the expeditions today are much more sanitary than they were ten years ago. Trash is much…

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