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China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by a third this year as part of plans for a major clean-up on the world's highest peak.
The total number of climbers attempting to reach the summit the world's highest peak at 8,850 metres (29,035ft) from the north will be limited to fewer than 300 and the climbing season restricted to spring, state media reports said.
Efforts - Recovery - Bodies - Climbers - Metres
The clean-up efforts will include the recovery of the bodies of climbers who died at more than 26,246ft (8,000 metres) up the mountain.
Parts of Everest are in China and Nepal. Each year, around 60,000 climbers and guides visit the Chinese north side of the mountain, which China refers to by its Tibetan name, Mount Qomolangma, but few actually try to scale it.
China - Stations - Recycle - Rubbish - Mountain
China has set up stations to sort, recycle and break down rubbish from the mountain, which includes cans, plastic bags, stove equipment, tents and oxygen tanks.
On the Nepalese side, mountaineering expedition organisers have begun sending huge rubbish bags with climbers during the spring climbing season to collect...
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