Ken Noguchi and mountain trash


noguchi.jpg  Japanese mountaineer Ken Nagouchi leads clean-up climbs of Mt. Everest.  The latest such trip yielded 1,100 pounds of trash discarded by expidetioners along the way to legendary heights. 

For more on the project, check out this Time Asia profile (photo from;

Or this conversation with marine ecologist and longtime resident of Japan, Jack Moyer.


2 Responses to “Ken Noguchi and mountain trash”

  1. kimberly Says:

    No “pack it in, pack it out” ethic for the elite? Perhaps some form of congestion pricing adapted for climbers and their trash is in order.

    Mr. Noguchi, on the other hand, rocks.

  2. everydaytrash Says:

    Yes he does.

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