Eco Group: We Need Port-a-Potties On Everest, Excrement Is A Big Problem

10/13/2011 12:56 pm ET | Updated Dec 13, 2011

When you gotta go, you gotta go—even on Everest. And an environmental group says it's high time the mountain has portable toilets. "Human waste is a problem," explains the director of Eco Nepal, who thinks Everest would stay cleaner if the hordes of climbers who brave its slopes had a proper place to do their business. He acknowledges that many groups cart in and out expedition toilet cans, but says many just resort to squatting behind the nearest snowdrift.

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