Climbers Launch Expedition to Clear Everest Trash

Climbers Launch Expedition to Clear Everest Trash

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Mt. Everest North FaceA team of mountaineers led by a veteran Sherpa guide flew this week to Mount Everest on an expedition to clear away tons of trash left behind by climbers — empty oxygen bottles, ropes, tents and other garbage.‎

In his fourth annual spring clean-up, the Sherpa — who has climbed Everest a record 20 times — plans to bring down 11,000 pounds (5,000 kilograms) of trash.

(READ the AP story in Yahoo News)

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