The Highest Garbage Dump on Earth

Have you ever wanted to go mountain climbing? Maybe Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth? 

Mountain climbers hiking Mount Everest

There’s a lot of stuff you’d need to bring, like oxygen tanks, food, and water bottles. What do you think happens to that stuff when people use it up? They just throw it on the mountain! 

There’s so much trash on Mount Everest that it’s also been called the highest garbage dump on Earth. 

There’s a rule that every climber has to bring down 18 pounds of trash with them, or they have to pay a $4,000 fine!

Sure you still want to climb Mount Everest?

A sweeping view of Mount Everest

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