Environmentalists call for toilets on Everest

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October 13, 2011
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Posted in News, PND News

"An environmental group is asking the Nepal government to consider installing portable toilets on Mount Everest for climbers caught short at the roof of the world. Eco Himal says the thousands of trekkers who set off from the South Base Camp in Nepal each year would do a better job of keeping the place clean if they and their porters had somewhere civilized to go when nature called. ... Environmental activists say Everest is littered with the detritus of past expeditions, including human waste and mountaineers’ corpses, which can take decades to decompose because of the extreme cold." [editor's note: I presume those frozen corpses are more problem than the random turdsicles; how do Portapotties help there? - SAT] (10/13/11)


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