Ces alpinistes ont ramassé 5 tonnes de déchets sur l’Everest : "C'est la poubelle la plus haute du monde"

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Handout image released Thursday 22 May, 2003, of Royal Marines, Warrant Officer Dave Pearce and Captain Rich Cantrill of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Everest Northridge 2003 Expedition, with their high altitude sherpas at Advanced base Camp on Mount Everest. Warrant Officer Dave Pearce, and his sherpa, scaled 27,000ft to the top of Everest early this morning, but within 20 minutes had to begin his descent to help in the rescue of two climbers from another expedition who are now at the centre of a major rescue operation. The men - a Briton with a broken leg and an Australian who sustained snow-blindness and frostbite trying to rescue him - were being helped back down to Camp 5, at 26,000ft, where medical aid is currently on stand-by. Among the other casualties was Mr Pearce's co-climber and fellow Marine Captain Richard Cantrill, who abandoned his attempt to scale the tallest mountain in the world just less than 1,000ft short of the summit, after suffering from frostbite. See PA Story ADVENTURE Everest. PA Photo/RN & RM Everest Northridge 2003 Expedition.
Handout image released Thursday 22 May, 2003, of Royal Marines, Warrant Officer Dave Pearce and Captain Rich Cantrill of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Everest Northridge 2003 Expedition, with their high altitude sherpas at Advanced base Camp on Mount Everest. Warrant Officer Dave Pearce, and his sherpa, scaled 27,000ft to the top of Everest early this morning, but within 20 minutes had to begin his descent to help in the rescue of two climbers from another expedition who are now at the centre of a major rescue operation. The men - a Briton with a broken leg and an Australian who sustained snow-blindness and frostbite trying to rescue him - were being helped back down to Camp 5, at 26,000ft, where medical aid is currently on stand-by. Among the other casualties was Mr Pearce's co-climber and fellow Marine Captain Richard Cantrill, who abandoned his attempt to scale the tallest mountain in the world just less than 1,000ft short of the summit, after suffering from frostbite. See PA Story ADVENTURE Everest. PA Photo/RN & RM Everest Northridge 2003 Expedition. ©Reporters
En 38 jours, des alpinistes français ont récolté plus de cinq tonnes de déchets sur l’Everest. Détachés de la glace à coups de piolet et descendus à dos de yak. Les "trekkers" laissent derrière eux des champs d’immondices, racontent les deux chefs du projet à "La Libre".

Echelles, pieux à neige, tentes entières ou en lambeaux, mais aussi boîtes de conserve, bouteille d’oxygène ou batterie au lithium… La liste pourrait être encore très longue.

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