Tonnes of trash and human bodies recovered from Mount Everest

Mount Everest is covered in trash.

Decades of climbing on the world’s highest mountain have turned it into a very tall garbage dump, strewn with rubbish, human waste and even bodies.
But a dedicated — and impressively fit — team of volunteers are tackling the problem by carrying out one of the world’s most ambitious clean-ups, and it’s seeing immediate results.
Three tonnes (6,613 pounds) of garbage have been collected from the mountain in just the first two weeks of the scheme, according to AFP. That’s about the weight of two SUVs, or a large male hippo.
The task is being carried out by a 14-member team, which has been set the task of recovering 10 tonnes within 45 days, the agency reported.

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