Environment concern at Mt. Everest

Sherpa cleaning In this undated photo, Nepalese sherpa packing garbage collected from the Everest clean-up expedition at Everest Base Camp. It is a traditional role using skills passed down through the generations, but young unskilled boys with no knowledge of the mountains are now flocking to become porters in Nepal’s Himalayas. The lure of comparatively high wages is encouraging the teens to carry packs for tourists during the busy trekking season – but some experts say they are putting both themselves and climbers at risk. AFP PHOTO/Namgyal SHERPA/ FILES

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