Decades of climbing on the world's highest mountain have turned it into a very tall garbage dump, strewn with rubbish, human waste and even bodies.
But a dedicated -- and impressively fit -- team of volunteers are tackling the problem by carrying out one of the world's most ambitious clean-ups, and it's seeing immediate results.
Three tonnes (6,613 pounds) of garbage have been collected from the mountain in just the first two weeks of the scheme, according to AFP. That's about the weight of two SUVs, or a large male hippo.
They've also found--so far--four dead bodies.
I get the thrill and desire many people have when it comes to climbing Everest, but perhaps it's time to shut it down for a while and give the ecosystem some time to recuperate. After all, the Yeti are all but extinct now...