Mount Everest: Everyone Is Not For Everyone

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An individual is climbing higher and higher while the air is slowly getting thinner. He knows if he takes 40 more steps he will have accomplished one of the world’s greatest victories. Since 1953 about 4,000 people have attempted to climb the highest peak on Earth, Mount Everest. Out of those 4,000 people 200 have died on the peak’s treacherous slopes. Mount Everest is not for everyone.

The first reason many people believe Mount Everest is not for everyone is thousands of people are missing family members due to a barbaric dream. Imagine having a relative leave to pursue an outrageous fantasy and never come back. Hundreds have died on Mount Everest without reaching the top. Some deaths are due to avalanches, while others are due to injury from a fall. In 2015 nobody reached the top and 22 died from an earthquake in …show more content…

Each time an individual climbs the mountain, more trash is left behind. At the high altitude there is no garbage cans or bathrooms. Empty oxygen bottles, broken tents, and even dead bodies are laying around on the highest peak in the world. On April 3rd of 2015 an Indian army removed 8,000 pounds of trash. India Today interviewed some climbers and what they said may just surprise you. Major Ranveer Singh Jamval, the team leader, told India today "Sadly, Mount Everest is now ... called the world's highest junkyard." Anybody could say that realizing they climbed Mount Everest to the summit and back is the best feeling to have, but what do they think when they hear how polluted the giant beauty is? Do these climbers realize that they took part in the pollution? Did they recall when this point was brought up that they noticed all the garbage and litter while they were up there? Stopping just anybody from climbing the mountain could limit this garbage by at least 45%. With each little step taken a bigger change is up

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