On May 20, 49-year-old Kenton Cool became the first foreign-born climber to reach the peak of Mount Everest 17 times, setting a record.
It is now obvious that climate change and global warming are impacting changes in weather patterns everywhere, and many natural phenomena have changed significantly over time. A British mountaineer who has summited Mount Everest an incredible 17 times has issued a warning about the mountain's diminishing snowpack.
On May 20, 49-year-old Kenton Cool became the first foreign-born climber to reach the peak of Mount Everest 17 times, setting a record. The British mountaineer claimed that there was less snow on the Himalayan mountain than ever before and questioned whether "global warming and environmental change" might be to blame.
"If you go back to the early mid-2000s there used to be a lot of snow. There’s a general trend for the mountain to be more rocky and less snow. But it changes year on year. It could be any reason, I mean, it could be global warming, environmental change," he is quoted as saying in the video.
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Since its posting on Monday, the video clip has garnered over 2.81 lakh views.