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Trashed Mountains

Posted by fifthdimension on June 13, 2007

Our quest to climb the highest mountains, the desire to be on top of the world and the firm determination to accomplish have enabled us to subdue the highest peaks. Those who achieved those feats were never turned off by the difficulties inherent. They’ve braved the most fearful snow storms, the widest crevices, and the coldest glaciers. Flags are seen fluttering over the vanquished mountains. But what next?

What’s concerning is that our love of adventure has reduced the foothills into mountains of trash. The most threatening part is that many of these mountains have been reduced to dumping grounds.

Take for instance, Mount Fuji, Japan. If you look down those graceful volcanic slopes, you’ll be shocked by the disposed microwave ovens, construction debris, broken office furniture, rusting refrigerators and tons of other urban waste.

According to members of Wakamura’s Fujisan Club, the club alone has  collected 187,000 pounds of illegally dumped garbage from the mountain’s slopes in 12 months through March.

This is one of the most potent symbols of the general environmental destruction wreaked by industrialization worldwide. Like Fuji, environmentalists believe that even a hostile mountain like Everest, which requires special gear for climbers,  has over 50 tons of trash on its slopes. 

It takes a lot of sweat to undo the damage which has already been done.  However, we don’t need much effortb to help prevent this mindless destruction of nature!   

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2 Responses to “Trashed Mountains”

  1. globetrotteri said

    It’s truly amazing that men have been able to conquer the highest corners of Earth, but it’s really really sad that we’ve also left reminders for future generations. I’ve heard that the trash accumulating on Mount Everest is at a record high. Empty oxygen canisters and trashed equipment mar what should be one of the most sacred places on Earth.

    Terrific blog by the way. I really like Freak-A-Boo, but Fifth Dimension is much more to my liking. Great work!

  2. Fretfire said

    It’s really very concerning!! Still, very few are interested in setting things right.

    Well, thank you so much for liking freak-a-boo, and 5th dimension.

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