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Cleaning Up the Dead Zone

This week, twenty Nepali climbers are venturing into the ‘death zone’, at over 8,000m on Everest in order to retrieve the expedition detritus – oxygen bottles, tents, climbing ropes – that are littering the treacherous upper reaches of the mountain. It’s a dangerous expedition, but the sherpas expect to bring back 2,000kg of rubbish and the body of a Swiss climber who was killed on the mountain two years ago.

Read more on Reuters.


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