There’s Way Too Much Poop On Mount Everest These Days
The problem with humans is that they shit all over everything. Quite literally. Politics is just people crapping all over everyone else. Work is nothing but superiors taking big dumps on their inferiors.
And in the natural world, it’s people taking craps all over the planet’s most majestic mountain.
That’s right, there’s too much poop on Mount Everest. Nepal, one of the nations the world’s highest peak rests on, is upset with all the shit that’s piling up on the mountain. Per The Guardian:
Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak, the chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association said Tuesday.
The more than 700 climbers and guides who spend nearly two months on Everest’s slopes each climbing season leave large amounts of faeces and urine, and the issue has not been addressed, Ang Tshering told reporters.
The higher up altitudes, where climbers park themselves before making ascents to the peak, don’t have the proper facilities to take care of shit.
Climbers spend weeks acclimatising around the four camps set up between the base camp at 5,300m (17,380ft) and the 8,850m-high (29,035ft) summit. The camps have tents and some essential equipment and supplies, but do not have toilets.
“Climbers usually dig holes in the snow for their toilet use and leave the human waste there,” Tshering said, adding that the waste has been “piling up” for years around the four camps.
So now there’s just dumps everywhere. All over Mount Everest.
Just a friendly reminder: Humans really are the worst.