Dealing with Mt. Everest's tons of human excrement

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divad

Trad climber
wmass
Jan 10, 2019 - 01:33pm PT
you'll just step in it again..
Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Jan 10, 2019 - 03:35pm PT
Oh I forgot to mention, I need a turd that was dropped in the 20th century. No modern turds for my collection...anyone up for the mission?
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 10, 2019 - 05:09pm PT
How about Mallory's turd?
jamatt

Social climber
Asheville, NC
Jan 10, 2019 - 05:14pm PT
How about Mallory's turd?

I think the early Anglo mountaineers ate straight lard so I owuld doubt there's much "form after function" if you will.
Psilocyborg

climber
Jan 10, 2019 - 10:33pm PT
Oh I forgot to mention, I need a turd that was dropped in the 20th century. No modern turds for my collection...anyone up for the mission?

you are a turd collector? How much do you pay for them?
Roots

Mountain climber
Redmond, Oregon
Jan 11, 2019 - 08:14am PT
^oh man I hope there isn't really such a thing....
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 11, 2019 - 09:55am PT
Jody! Re your post:

Jan 10, 2019 - 12:38pm PT
It would be just as big a job to clear Supertopo of all the excrement laid down by the liberals here.


What fun for you to post a little spot of political nastiness on a non-political thread. A bit of petty-nastiness not often seen on ST.

I thought you were older than 13?
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Jan 31, 2019 - 04:27am PT
Funny video, apologies to those who don't use facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/CollegeHumor/videos/1917987761645705/
EdwardT

Trad climber
Retired
Jan 31, 2019 - 09:37am PT
Starring Adam and Birch.

Hmm
Don Paul

Social climber
Washington DC
Feb 16, 2019 - 08:32am PT

China closes its Everest base camp to tourists.
capseeboy

Social climber
portland, oregon
Feb 16, 2019 - 09:11am PT
Ah Pooh, the greatest common denominator never sleeps.

^oh man I hope there isn't really such a thing....


If it's a thought then someone's prolly dung it?

If you don't have the $ you don't get to play. Capitalism is not democratic. Phew e!
Splater

climber
Grey Matter
Feb 16, 2019 - 02:39pm PT
Everest Base Camp "closure/restriction"
I doubt if the main reason is environmental. More likely a business decision.
There were 3 different "base camps". You can drive to all of them, but the road does get worse.
1. At the monastery Rongpo/Rongbo/Rongbuk elev 5000m. There is also a hotel here. It looks like the new pavement ends at 5050m.
2. Tourist tent village a few miles further elev 5100m. Located on a graded area of moraine. (Large ~20 feet long canvas tents). Shuttle buses stop here. This camp is the one that is closing. It was set up each season mostly by small local businesses. Likely with poor waste control.
3. Climber base camp with expedition tents only elev 5200m. Tourists with no permit were already "not really" allowed here. Mostly Landcruiser vehicles.

The biggest reason for mostly closing #2 is just that it's easier to expand near Rongpo, gives the hotel more business and consolidates the waste problem, not a decrease. Maybe they found a more sustainable site for sewage. I might guess that having more tourists here will also make the monastery more commercial, losing more Tibetan influence. The local businesses may get more shut out by these changes.
The road was just paved in 2016, indicating far more people are planned, not less. This road goes over a ridge which is higher than 5200m. Now that it's paved, many people will stay in Tingri.
see page 22 of http://tefd.theedgemarkets.com/2016/SKY/20161115np93x4.pdf
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Feb 16, 2019 - 02:49pm PT
A lot of trustifarian excrement which i am told clings to all surfaces and is very hard to remove.
Stewart Johnson

Mountain climber
lake forest
Feb 17, 2019 - 02:25am PT
i still have some sh#t from 1988
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