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Time for Spring cleaning on Mount Everest

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Posted at 1:07 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 13:23:43-04
Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal say they are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the Spring season to collect trash that then can be lifted by helicopters back to the base camp.
 
The Expedition Operators Association of Nepal says bags have already been sent to the Everest base camp to be carried by climbers, guides and porters to higher elevations.
 
Each bag can hold up to 176 pounds of trash and can be hooked to helicopters to be flown back to the base camp.
 
Climbers say it is urgent to remove trash left by previous expeditions from Camp 2 on the mountain.