Wednesday, February 21, 2007

DAY 5 -- Friday, February 9, 2007

“Mt. Everest Spring 98 Expedition…summit success guaranteed: Cost $50,000” This was located on the magazine Outside. Who has $50,000 dollars anyways? The problem is that people are leaving too much trash on Mt. Everest and there excessively many bodies lying around Mt. Everest also. Tibetan yak drivers find useful things and bring it back home. Theses items are containers, cans, bottles, jars, etc. More than 4,000 had tried to climb Mt. Everest, 600 have succeeded and 142 have died trying to climb Mt. Everest. If the climbers just keep on leaving trash and garbage behind, then Mt. Everest will turn out to be like a junk yard. Too many people try too hard to climb Mt. Everest but failed, if you can’t climb or relocate yourself then give up, before you give up your life trying too hard to climb the mountain. I am an alarmist, I’m here to warn you about the dangerous things on Mt. Everest such as people leaving trash behind, and too many bodies are on Mt. Everest.
In the video “Death Zone”, the climbers are at a campsite and all you see around the campsite are piles of used oxygen tank all over the place. They have to walk around the oxygen tank to get to their tent to sleep and move around to use the bathroom. “Even on the South Col, the media likes to show photos of the same pile of old oxygen cylinders over and over again.” Also in the video “ Death Zone” you see the climbers talk about the people who died while trying to climb the mountain and you also see bodies lying everywhere. In the video, you see this person about to die because he couldn’t climb anymore so they had to call for help to come and get him to safety. In 2002, 175 climbers had died trying to climb Mt. Everest and majority of these bodies are being left behind on the mountain. People bodies are lost forever on Mt. Everest and never found again.
I am an alarmist and these are the dangerous things on Mt. Everest. People are leaving too much trash behind and too many bodies are on Mt. Everest is dangerous. Garbage is collected by the CTMA (China/ Tibet Mountaineering Association) and they remove the trash on the mountain. “The air is do dry that it causes water content in our blood to drop from 50 percent to 15 percent, making it sluggish and the body prone to frostbite.” Why pay so much just to climb a mountain that is so tall and so cold when you can use the money to go on a trip somewhere warmer than Mt. Everest. Climbing Mt. Everest is about $50,000 dollars it is a waste time and your money if you didn’t reach the top. If you die, while climbing Mt. Everest your body would never be found ever again. Pick up after yourself when you are on Mt. Everest, so that Mt. Everest would not look like a junk yard. Items are being buried under all those rock and dirt, maybe, that why Mt. Everest is so tall because of all the trash climbers have left behind.

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