Headlines: Sherpas to clean up Everest

Image caption Over 4,000 people have conquered Everest

Have you ever thought about climbing Mount Everest? You’d be surprised with the amount of rubbish left there by explorers. The Nepalese government started a clean up operation there. Listen out for these words:

  • treacherous (terrain)

تضاريس أرضية خطيرة

  • exhausted


  • buried


And try to follow this report as you hear the programme.

جهازك لا يدعم تشغيل الفيديو

“Over 8,000 meters up, this is a death zone at Mount Everest and the scene of an extraordinary clean up operation. The terrain is treacherous yet 20 Nepali climbers are removing rubbish dumped by others. Over 4,000 people have conquered Everest; the litter has been abandoned by those exhausted on their descent. Everything - from empty oxygen bottles and canisters to torn tents and ropes - has been left buried under the snow. But the Nepalese tourist board say because of global warming the snow is melting exposing the waste.”

See below how you can use these words:


Bad weather can make driving conditions treacherous.

Some of Shakespeare’s plays have very treacherous characters.


The athletes were exhausted after running the marathon.

Taking care of children can be exhausting.


The victims of the massacre were buried in mass graves.

A dog buries bones to save for later.