Posted by: manchucka | March 29, 2008

Mt. Everest Closed

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Bad news for the posh and bearded: China has closed the north side of Mt. Everest due to concern for the possibility of encountering Tibetan flags on the summit when Chinese climbers carry the Olympic torch “heavy climbing activities, crowded climbing routes and increasing environmental pressures.”

Dejected, Sinophile proposes to move its reader meet-up and beard-off to K2.

Guardian

Telegraph

Treehugger

McClatchy

Planet Mountain

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  1. […] Everest this morning at 9:17, Beijing time, carrying one of the olympic torches. Strangely enough, no protesters where to be found. They must have split from the […]


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