Mount Everest is busier than ever. The tallest mountain on earth was once a place that no human dared â€” or was even capable of daring â€” to go. But mountaineering and the commercialization of climbing has everyone from Silicon Valley CEOs to schoolteachers climbing the iconic peak each year. But the more people on the mountain, the more of a human mark gets left on the mountain. Between oxygen tanks, gear, and food and water supplies, the waste and litter on Everest has become a problem. â€œOne of the most common questions we get is, â€˜Isnâ€™t it just a trash heap up there?â€™ â€ says photographer and mountaineer Cory Richards, who is also one of the faces behind the social media campaign #EverstNoFilter, along with big mountain athlete Adrian Ballinger. â€œSo I think showing where it is a problem and talking about that and looking more and doing moreâ€¦ will add a lot to the conversation.â€
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