Dealing with Mt. Everest's tons of human excrement

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Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 9, 2018 - 03:20pm PT
An interesting read about a schisty problem on Everest, perhaps to be solved by a methane producing generator system.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/08/07/mount-everest-is-a-fecal-time-bomb-heres-one-mans-idea-for-handling-14-tons-of-poop/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0e760518b760
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
Sands Motel , Las Vegas
Aug 9, 2018 - 08:39pm PT
Open a Subway and serve sh#t-sandwiches..
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Oct 3, 2018 - 01:07pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Oct 3, 2018 - 01:10pm PT
High altitude Facelift?

Always thought Evvy was a Pile of Sh it.
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Oct 3, 2018 - 01:13pm PT
Itís rich peoples sh#t...I wonder what it would get on eBay?
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Oct 3, 2018 - 02:13pm PT
prolly doesn't stink..
ecdh

climber
the east
Oct 3, 2018 - 03:31pm PT
last year about 1200 people attempted, at about $45,000 each. thats $54million in a dollar-a-day economy to try and sort the problem. or any other problem Nepal may have. and thats just everest climbers.

the problem there isnt high altitude piles of sh#t, its the combination of local corruption and being stitched up by foreign companies.

they could have heated titanium shitters that turn the waste into graphene or zirconias if they chose to.
thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
Oct 3, 2018 - 05:19pm PT
perhaps they could hire more poor people to carry more of the rich people's sh#t, downhill at least this time.
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Jan 10, 2019 - 04:28am PT
Beaned on Everest

The author says he worked as a guide for 30 years, he was hired to do a reality TV show then coordinated a 45 person rescue until he got beaned. I think it's fair to ask who's responsible for the crowds of noobs up there, and whether Mr. Warner may be partly to blame himself.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Jan 10, 2019 - 05:17am PT
^^^^FOCH!!!
Stewart Johnson

Mountain climber
lake forest
Jan 10, 2019 - 06:59am PT
Kangschung Face
Kangschung Face
Credit: Paul Teare
Just chuck that crap down the back side
Nobody goes there
zBrown

Ice climber
Jan 10, 2019 - 07:34am PT
how long does it last


Short answer: a long, long time. Just like a compost heap, when you have moisture and warmth, the process takes less time. Out there in the wilds, you have a great variety of moisture levels and temps. Here in Wyoming, where I am, there are low levels of moisture and long winters, so fecal matter can be dug up years laterówith lots of nasty pathogens still active. It would be a different story in, say, the swampy land of South Carolina. In the end, it becomes of great importance where we place our excreta. Dig down 6 to 8 inches at least 200 feet from a water sourceóand hide the spot well. óBuck
Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Jan 10, 2019 - 09:53am PT
I need an Everest turd from my collection. Preferably from the south col. Now, who's going to go get that sh!t?
WBraun

climber
Jan 10, 2019 - 09:58am PT
LOL .....
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jan 10, 2019 - 10:32am PT
Follow the money!
ManMountain

Mountain climber
San Diego
Jan 10, 2019 - 10:34am PT
Russell Brice used the big blue plastic drums system when he was running his guide operation from the Tibetan side. As each drum emptied, it was filled with sewage & garbage to be hauled back to civilization for disposal. Of course, you could drive to/from base camp on the Tibetan side.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 10, 2019 - 12:05pm PT
Horror story. Are there specific organizations dealing with this?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Jan 10, 2019 - 12:17pm PT
STOP







(sherpas tired of poo)
divad

Trad climber
wmass
Jan 10, 2019 - 12:53pm PT
^^^
talk about leaving a turd..
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 10, 2019 - 01:06pm PT
Jody you stopped being amusing a long time ago
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