Mt. Everest's filthy secret: It's a dump

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    Mar 05, 2014 1:14 AM GMT
    We really do ruin everything, don't we? icon_smile.gif

    http://theweek.com/article/index/244854/mt-everests-filthy-secret-its-a-dump
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    Mar 05, 2014 6:46 AM GMT
    Wasn't the lower half of the lunar lander left on the moon?
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    Mar 05, 2014 6:49 AM GMT
    As soon as I saw the thread title, I knew the dead bodies would be mentioned somewhere. Pretty sad, and fascinating at the same time.
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 05, 2014 7:38 PM GMT
    And yet, the only photo they could manage was a very small basket of trash amid a grand pristine panorama.

    It's nowhere near as bad as Mt. Fuji, where thousands of Japanese people go hiking for a spiritual experience... and toss their water bottles and food wrappers without a second thought.

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    Mar 05, 2014 7:42 PM GMT
    What really is trash are the type A++ overachievers with too much money and adrenaline for their own good who leave wreckage in their wake (sometimes in the form of their own frozen bodies, but usually in their thoughtless litter).

    In their deep seated need to notch this off of their to-do list they show no regard for either the mountain or the people who have been climbing it long before it became a "thing"--the Sherpas, who have managed to conquer Everest without leaving it a junkyard.
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    Mar 05, 2014 7:49 PM GMT
    xrichx saidAs soon as I saw the thread title, I knew the dead bodies would be mentioned somewhere. Pretty sad, and fascinating at the same time.

    Like Pompeii! Except maybe those volcanic eruption victims weren't such dicks.
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    Mar 06, 2014 3:56 AM GMT
    For the morbidly curious..
    http://altereddimensions.net/2012/dead-bodies-on-mount-everest
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    Mar 06, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWasn't the lower half of the lunar lander left on the moon?


    Yes. We've polluted the moon. Dipshit.
  • MikeW

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    Mar 06, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    xrichx saidFor the morbidly curious..
    http://altereddimensions.net/2012/dead-bodies-on-mount-everest

    OH! Thank you so much. I'd read somewhere that some of the frozen corpses were used as trail markers and I thought at the time, 'well, now, that deserves a picture,' but none was provided. So, thanks again for this public service. Did you go out of your way searching for them or did you have that bookmarked? Just curious.
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    Mar 06, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    Jack_NNJ said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWasn't the lower half of the lunar lander left on the moon?

    Yes. We've polluted the moon. Dipshit.

    Now, now, if you can't be nice, Mr. 5 posts to your name, you can go away. This is a milder, gentler RJ, not the old FUCK YOU ASS HOLE, RJ. K?
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    Mar 06, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    DanOmatic saidWhat really is trash are the type A++ overachievers with too much money and adrenaline for their own good who leave wreckage in their wake (sometimes in the form of their own frozen bodies, but usually in their thoughtless litter).

    In their deep seated need to notch this off of their to-do list they show no regard for either the mountain or the people who have been climbing it long before it became a "thing"--the Sherpas, who have managed to conquer Everest without leaving it a junkyard.


    But let us be reasonable. The Sherpas don't have much to litter with.

    Furthermore, garbage is garbage, no matter where it's left laying around.

    In any case, the Nepalese have the solution: The deposit program. Problem solved, now everyone shaddap.
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    Mar 06, 2014 4:05 AM GMT
    xrichx saidFor the morbidly curious..
    http://altereddimensions.net/2012/dead-bodies-on-mount-everest


    That's horrifying.icon_eek.gif

    I did not realize that they didn't retrieve the bodies.
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    Mar 06, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    xrichx saidFor the morbidly curious..
    http://altereddimensions.net/2012/dead-bodies-on-mount-everest

    OH! Thank you so much. I'd read somewhere that some of the frozen corpses were used as trail markers and I thought at the time, 'well, now, that deserves a picture,' but none was provided. So, thanks again for this public service. Did you go out of your way searching for them or did you have that bookmarked? Just curious.

    I originally found it in a Reddit post last year. Prior to that, I had no idea there were dead bodies still up there. I always assumed the survivors would bring them down. But it kinda makes sense to leave them.
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    Mar 06, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    i still remember that feature in newsweek on the disaster when all of those climbers died on everest.. back in 1996? crazy intense
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    Mar 06, 2014 5:28 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    Jack_NNJ said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidWasn't the lower half of the lunar lander left on the moon?

    Yes. We've polluted the moon. Dipshit.

    Now, now, if you can't be nice, Mr. 5 posts to your name, you can go away. This is a milder, gentler RJ, not the old FUCK YOU ASS HOLE, RJ. K?


    You don't remember him? He's been a member before. I recognize the name Jack and New Jersey location. And he still has the same issue with "white liberals."
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    Mar 06, 2014 5:39 AM GMT
    xrichx saidFor the morbidly curious..
    http://altereddimensions.net/2012/dead-bodies-on-mount-everest

    Wow. Just goes to prove, sometimes all the Patagonia in the world won't save you. Though the "mummy" seems to be sporting sherpa-by-way-of-Urban Outfitters.
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    Mar 06, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
    I mean, garbage is garbage whether it's layin on Mt Everest or at the local dump. Your whole house is a piece of trash in a sense. Your car even, etc.

    Mt Everest is far from a dump compared to PLENTY of places in Asia alone.

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    Mar 06, 2014 8:14 PM GMT
    I've never understood the appeal of camping out but a trip to the top of Everest sounds like the ultimate unpleasant camping trip.