New Threat: Decades of human waste have made Mount Everest a ‘fecal time bomb’

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“The two standard routes, the Northeast Ridge and the Southeast Ridge, are not only dangerously crowded but also disgustingly polluted, with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps,” mountaineer Mark Jenkins wrote in a 2013 National Geographic article on Everest.

A Thoughtful Article: Decades of human waste have made Mount Everest a ‘fecal time bomb’[/b

link: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/03/03/decades-of-human-waste-have-made-mount-everest-a-fecal-time-bomb/?tid=sm_fb