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October 14, 2013


Subin Thakuri, Utmost Adventure Trekking. National Geographic. June 2013

Maxed Out On Everest

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Hundreds of people are now attempting to climb Mt. Everest every year. National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins says the mountain, once tackled only by professional climbers, has become accessible to anyone who can afford to pay to go up and down. And as a result, the mountain is being ruined by garbage, human excrement, and even bodies of deceased climbers. 

Read Mark Jenkin's story about Everest at National Geographic.


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