Last week, Apa Sherpa made it to the summit of Mount Everest for a record-breaking 21st time. This "Super Sherpa", who now lives in Utah, has climbed for the past several years with the Eco Everest Expedition, a team with a "leave no trace" outdoor ethic dedicated to cleaning up Everest. The group has brought down over 12 tons of garbage for disposal and four human bodies for burial over the past three years.
The Eco Everest Expedition team leaves Base Camp with the standard technical climbing gear and clothes for various weather conditions. They also pack various eco-friendly hiking gear that let them climb with minimal impact. Some of their most essential items include: