Human Waste Has Always Been A Problem Atop Everest

The very top of Mount Everest from the final base camp to the summit is filled with human waste and corpses that must be cleared every year. The Sherpas that have been to the peak over and over with their charges go up every year and clear the dead bodies and trash as best they can. They are natives of the land, and they work hard to keep the summit clear ModernHealthcare reported.

However, more and more people are going up to the leak. They are leaving more and more trash at the top, and they are going to keep polluting the area until something is done. The problem with Everest is that only a select few people can go up to the summit when they like, and even those Sherpas are in a lot of danger when they go up there. The summit cannot have trash cans on it, but something is going to have to be done to quell the trash that is found up there. Without some kind of system, the Nepali government fears that the whole summit could be polluted in ways that they will not be able to fix. This could shut down the world’s most famous peak.

The Fighting Irish Have a Lucky Charm In Matt Landis

MATT IS ONE OF THE FIGHTING IRISH, ALWAYS HAS BEEN

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It was a tough choice for Matt Landis, but he’s finally made his decision. His two main choices were between Notre Dame and John Hopkins. Well my friends, he has chosen to go with Notre Dame. Not a bad choice for a player like Matt.

Matt was kind enough to sit down and entertain a very informal Q&A Session recently. For those of you who missed it, here is a small excerpt.

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WHY DID YOU DECIDE ON NOTRE DAME?

“It was the community aspect of it. It’s also about education. Notre Dame offers a good balance of both.” There is a togetherness here. Something that you really don’t find in most schools these days.”

WHERE ELSE DID YOU VISIT

“I considered every school from Brown to Navy. What made it so difficult was John Hopkins. Hopkins was the only other school I officially visited. Hopkins has a lot to offer. There is also an aspect of family there. Believe me, the choice was tough. At the end of the day I went with Notre Dame though.”

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WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU SEE LYING AHEAD

“The biggest challenge is stepping up my game. I have to, in order to play lacrosse at a college level. I’ve been do great so far, but it’s not enough. Notre Dame is going to push me to the next level, especially with my hands. I need to play ball with both of them. I need that balance. It’s going to be a challenge, but one I welcome.”

ARE THERE ANY PROBLEMS YOU EXPERIENCE FROM A TEAM PERSPECTIVE

“Sure. I would love to play someone one-on-one. Sometimes this is not the ideal, though. Sometimes you have to make sacrifices for the rest of the team. We are all part of a team, that is what counts. We have to all have the same end-goals. Something has to get sacrificed.”

HOW DID YOU KNOW YOU HAD WHAT IT TAKES TO PLAY COLLEGE LEVEL AND BEYOND

“I guess it was during the summer games. I was playing the Empire Games, as well as other summer games. Dave McNally and Tim Schurr told me I had what it takes. They said it would be hard work, but worth it. They informed me I had what it took to go all the way. I was already thinking about it, but they helped me secure my plans. The rest is history.”

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