Mountain of Garbage

Dr. Munr Kazmir
3 min readMay 31

Tourists are turning Mount Everest into an open-air landfill at 29,000 feet.

Photo by Michael Clarke on Unsplash.

Mountaineers and adventurers have been climbing Mount Everest since the early 20th century.

The first major expedition to Mount Everest was organized in 1921 by the British Mount Everest Committee, led by General Charles Bruce. This initial expedition aimed to reconnoiter the mountain and determine the best approach to a summit attempt.

Several subsequent expeditions followed in the 1920s and early 1930s, with various attempts to reach the summit. However, it was not until May 29, 1953, that the first successful ascent of Mount Everest was achieved. Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, reached the summit of Mount Everest on that day, marking a historic achievement in mountaineering.

Since then, climbing Mount Everest has become a significant goal for mountaineers worldwide, and numerous expeditions have been undertaken over the years, particularly during the spring and autumn climbing seasons. Climbing Mount Everest is a challenging and dangerous endeavor, requiring significant mountaineering experience, physical fitness, proper equipment, and plenty of money.

Everest is considered one of the greatest challenges in mountaineering and has been a lifelong dream for many adventurers.

It’s easy to understand why: Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world, standing at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level. Climbing to the summit requires immense physical and mental endurance, as well as technical climbing skills. Many people see it as a test of their limits and an opportunity to achieve something extraordinary.

Mount Everest is situated in the majestic Himalayan range, offering awe-inspiring views and a unique connection with nature. Climbers have the opportunity to witness breathtaking landscapes, stunning sunrises, and the beauty of the surrounding peaks, valleys, and glaciers.

Climbing Mount Everest involves enduring extreme weather conditions, high altitudes, and oxygen deprivation. For many climbers, it is a chance to push themselves beyond their comfort zones, face their fears, and prove their inner strength.