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How Mount Everest became a crowded me$$

Courtesy Nirmal Purja/Twitter

This is an excellent long-read on the overpopulation of bagging Mount Everest (aka “the world’s highest junkyard”).

From The Hustle: “On Everest, even these deaths come at a premium. Retrieving a body is an extremely challenging endeavor that requires as many as 10 Sherpas and can cost up to $70k. Most corpses are left on the mountain; some, like “Green Boots,” become immortalized as trail markers.”

No, thank you.