Tourism Stripping Everest's Forests Bare

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• Use solar showers, if available; otherwise, do your best to minimize washing with wood-heated hot water.

• Avoid bottled water, canned beverages, and anything else that produces non-biodegradable litter. Use tap or stream-water purified with iodine tablets.

Says Hillary: "In 20 or 30 years the forests in the Khumbu could almost be as impressive as they were 40 years ago."

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