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Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 11, 2008 - 02:50pm PT

North side will be closed for some political maneuver that relates to the Olympic games, despite earlier denials from the Chinese Gov't that this would not occur.

BTW, during trip to China last year, I was surprised to hear from a former Communist party member that it is well known within China that the Mainland Communist Chinese will also be attacking and invading Taiwan within 5 years. Not a joke.

Trad climber
Top of the Mountain Mun
Mar 11, 2008 - 03:07pm PT
They are building a road to the Everest base camp. They do not want the foreign press to interfere with the project.


Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
Mar 11, 2008 - 03:11pm PT
When that is done and the base camp development project is complete there will be hotels, restaurants, places for climbers to sell autographs to help defray expedition costs.

Phase II is direct road to summit and

This Car Climbed Mt. Everest

bumper stickers.

Photo kiosk at the top.
Hilary style pictures in 5 minutes.

Mountain climber
Mar 11, 2008 - 04:09pm PT
building a road? is this for all the gas necessary to keep the olympic flame alight all the way to the summit?
they naively think banning climbing will stop the free Tibet protestors, but little do they know that Bjork is planning to fly in by 'copter to perform 'declare independence' (unplugged), followed by throwing the torch off, and everything that she finds lying around

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
Mar 11, 2008 - 04:42pm PT
The will be a Hilary burger available at the step. Have it your way, with or without oxygen.

And Italian ice at Khumbu.

Social climber
Mar 11, 2008 - 05:27pm PT

Wondering what the total cost will be for the 2008 torch relay?

I'm guessing 100 million.

Vancouver 2010: the feds are pissing away 25 million to transport the flame (of shame)?!?!?!

Bic lighters are only a buck!


Big Wall climber
A Token of My Extreme
Mar 11, 2008 - 05:27pm PT
Tibet just can't keep it's nasty little self out of things can it? Uhh..wait, that's western China, Chinese!
Ricardo Cabeza

Mar 11, 2008 - 05:31pm PT
Can I play skee-ball and Whack-a-Mole in the new arcade at basecamp? Just asking, cause last time was such a bore.

Penn's Woods
Mar 11, 2008 - 05:39pm PT
And the sherpa can build casinos with complimentary O2 bars and David Lee Roth shows. Party Time on the Roof of the World.

Trad climber
Butte, America
Mar 11, 2008 - 06:24pm PT
I'm waitn' for the on-location TV series to be shot there--following DLR, of course.

Stoked OW climber
San Jose, CA
Mar 11, 2008 - 06:31pm PT
A rotating restaurant at the summit would be sweet.

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
Mar 11, 2008 - 06:41pm PT
I am waiting for somebody to call me out on my BS.

Funny how we take certain things for granted.

Trad climber
Golden, CO
Mar 11, 2008 - 10:11pm PT
I say we close Mt. Rushmore. We need a response that tells them we mean business.

Trad climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 12:46am PT
The article has this picture with the caption, Image of a Tibetan nun, shot and left in a snow path on Nangpa La, Cho Oyu, before hundreds of climbers, courtesy of Pavle Kozjek.

Does anyone have any more information on this?


I found some links:
Captain...or Skully

Social climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 01:22am PT
Let's send 'em some cats...

Trad climber
Mar 12, 2008 - 11:18am PT
graniteclimber, there is a good story in alpinist about this.

'cross the great divide
Mar 12, 2008 - 11:49am PT
Ok Trad, I'll call you out. Khumbu is on the other side of the mountain. You'll have to set up your Italian ice stand somewhere else to fit into the Chinese developement scheme.

Chalkless climber
the Gunks end of the country
Mar 12, 2008 - 12:08pm PT
wbw - thanks. That was just an error of ignorance on my part. :-)

There is still more...

Trad climber
New York, NY
Mar 12, 2008 - 12:12pm PT
Even back as a designer traveling in Taiwan/Hong Kong(when still under Britain) and China, it was understood that China had every intention of taking care of Taiwan.

What seems odd to me is how, during the cold war and even now, the US policy is so overtly anti-Communist, but opening/developing and maintaining relationships with China, a Communist-governed country, is "different" and okay.

Don't get me wrong - I have met many, many wonderful Chinese citizens, and I wish them all the best. I'm talking political. To compare an average Chinese citizen as a representative of China is as to compare me as representing the leaders of the US.

Penn's Woods
Mar 12, 2008 - 12:20pm PT
Nixon started that.
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