Everest, travel, personal responsibility, heaps of guilt

Vacationing in the time of climate crisis

Something has been bothering me about the stories coming off of Everest this year, especially the first person stories, and it’s that I haven’t seen anyone take personal responsibility for the crowding. The fault is always elsewhere: with the Nepalese government, for handing out too many permits; with the cut-rate tour companies, for taking ill-prepared…

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