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Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber to Collect 9kg of Rubbish

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new rule aimed at cleaning it up. Read More >>

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Check Out this Awesome Gigapixel of Mount Everest -- It's Like Being There in the Flesh

Not a lot of us are going to have the luck, or the inclination to drag ourselves up the side of Mount Everest, but with this incredible gigapixel image, you can feel like you're really there, kind of. That's some serious zoomage. Read More >>

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There's a Ridiculous Traffic Jam of People Trying to Climb Mount Everest

Even though four people died trying to climb Mount Everest last weekend and even if reaching the summit costs more than a Porsche, it's not stopping people from attempting to scale the highest point on Earth. In fact, there's so many people trying to climb Mount Everest that it's causing a human traffic jam. Read More >>

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How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest? Around the Cost of a Porsche

Alan Arnette has an excellent post on Outside detailing the costs of reaching Earth's highest summit, Mount Everest. I've never thought about it before but it totally makes sense that there are a lot of things that go on to make that climb, right? And all those things cost a lot of money! Like £52,800-a-lot-of-money. Read More >>

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The World's Highest Webcam Is Shooting Mt. Everest As We Speak

Hoping to gain insight into climate change, international researchers, with the help of surveillance experts Mobotix, have installed a solar-powered webcam in the Nepalese Himalayas to capture images of the top of Mount Everest. That's right. Mountains are shooting movies now. Read More >>

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