Monday, April 19, 2010

Give a hoot, don't pollute

I think picking up trash is a worthy cause and everything, but I doubt that even Woodsy the Owl would venture up here:
Twenty Nepali climbers are setting off to Mount Everest this week to try and remove decades-old garbage from the mountain in the world's highest ever clean-up campaign, organizers said on Monday.

Many foreign and Nepali climbers have cleaned Mount Everest in the past but Namgyal Sherpa, leader of the Extreme Everest Expedition 2010, said no one had dared to clean above 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), an area known as the "death zone" for the lack of oxygen and treacherous terrain.
Gee, I wonder why nobody has ever bothered to drag a bunch of garbage (in addition to all of their necessary supplies) down from a freezing, oxygen-poor environment like the summit of Mt. Everest. Also known as the "death zone."

The next clean-up crew, which will be sent to drag your dessicated, frozen corpses off the mountain, will doubtlessly admire your efforts, though.

(Before they freeze to death and/or die from a lack of oxygen, that is. It's the Circle of Death.)

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