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The Impact Of Excessive Tourism In Mount Everest

Harikumar Pallathadka

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8980-8983

Mount Everest has the highest peak in the world. Since Tenzing Norgay and Edmund
Hillary first climbed the mountain over 60 years ago, over 3,000 people have proudly stood
on its summit. Every year, thousands of climbers ascend the mountain, which is 8,848
meters high. Climbing the mountain has become an adventurous industry. Different
records have been put, such as the first Saudi woman to climb the mountain in 2013, the
first wedding, the first Harlem shake, and the first video call, among others (Anup, 2017).
However, excessive tourism has brought both positive and negative impacts on the
mountain, with the most significant impact on the environment. However, though tourism
has had a tremendous economic impact due to the foreign exchange earned, it has
negatively affected the environment, mainly because of the garbage left on the mountain.