Press "Enter" to skip to content

Posts tagged as Diane Arbus

China closes its Everest base camp to tourists

China has closed the base camp on its side of Mount Everest to visitors who don’t have climbing permits. Authorities have resorted to the unusual move to deal with the mounting waste problem at the site.
It stated that three clean-up operations last spring had collected eight tonnes of waste, including human faeces and mountaineering equipment climbers had left behind.
‘Everesting’ on Mount EverestEverest’s Hillary Step: Has it gone or not? Legendary climber dies near EverestThis year’s clean-up efforts will also try to remove the bodies of mountaineers who have died in the so-called death zone above 8,000m, where the air is too thin to sustain life for long. Due to the cold and high altitude, these bodies often remain on the mountain for years or even decades.

Please follow and like us: