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Mount EverestClimbers will need to purchase "poop bags" at the base camp. These bags will be "checked upon their return".

New Rule for Mount Everest Climbers

Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, presents a new challenge for climbers – not just the treacherous climb, but also the responsible disposal of their waste. A recent report has shed light on a new rule set by the Pasang Lhamu rural municipality in Nepal, requiring climbers to clear up their own excrement and bring it back to base camp for proper disposal.

Mount Everest
Climbers will need to purchase “poop bags” at the base camp. These bags will be “checked upon their return”.

Why the New Rule?

The decision stems from the alarming accumulation of human waste in the Everest region, causing an unpleasant odor and posing health risks to climbers. Mingma Sherpa, chairman of Pasang Lhamu rural municipality, highlighted the need for this measure, stating,

“Our mountains have begun to stink…We are getting complaints that human stools are visible on rocks and some climbers are falling sick.”

 

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Implementation and Impact

Under the new rule, climbers aiming to conquer Mount Everest and neighboring Mount Lhotse will be expected to purchase “poop bags” at the base camp. These bags will then be checked upon their return. This initiative aims to address the environmental and health concerns arising from the unregulated disposal of waste.

The extreme temperatures in the region hinder the natural degradation of excrement, leading to its accumulation. It has been reported that there are approximately three tonnes of human waste between Camp One at the base of Everest and Camp Four, closer to the peak. This accumulation has prompted the need for decisive action to maintain the pristine environment of this iconic mountain.

Environmental Conservation Efforts

The move to address waste management on Mount Everest is part of wider environmental conservation measures being implemented in the region. The Nepali Army and non-government organizations have conducted cleaning campaigns, but the issue persists. Furthermore, international mountain guide Stephan Keck noted that certain areas, such as South Col, have gained notoriety as “open toilets,” signifying the urgency of addressing this issue.

To support this initiative, over 8,000 poop bags are being imported from the US to cater to the needs of the upcoming climbing season, with the aim of maintaining cleanliness and minimizing environmental impact.

The Climbers’ Responsibility

Climbers are urged to embrace their responsibility towards preserving the environment by adhering to this new regulation. Each climber is estimated to excrete 250 grams of waste daily, and the use of biodegradable bags is encouraged to minimize the ecological footprint.

The new rule set by the Pasang Lhamu rural municipality signifies a pivotal step towards sustainable mountain tourism and environmental preservation. By requiring climbers to take back their waste, this measure aims to mitigate the environmental impact of mountaineering activities and foster a culture of responsible tourism.

 

 

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