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Mount Everest tackles 60,000-pound trash problem with campaign to clean up waste

Mount Everest tackles 60,000-pound trash problem with campaign to clean up waste originally appeared on abcnews.go.com

You don’t need a map to get to the Everest base camp, just follow the trash, says climber Dragana Rajblovic.

Rajblovic knows what she’s talking about: She’s the only Balkan woman to have conquered Mount Everest.

To date, 5,200 men and women have climbed to the peak of the world’s highest mountain, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa, former president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Another 775 are planning to test themselves against the 29,029-foot mountain this year…MORE