Mount Everest

Everest a Spiritual Trophy for Wealthy Chinese

Wednesday was the 60th anniversary of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic climb to the top of Qomolangma, or Mount Everest, whose summit is neatly bisected by the border between China and Nepal. China Daily marked...

Olympic Flame Reaches Mount Everest Peak

Chinese climbers, including Han and ethnic Tibetans, summited Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain, with an Olympic flame. From AP via the New York Times: Live television footage showed a Chinese mountaineering team...

Mainland China Welcomes Olympic Torch

After passing through Hong Kong and Macau, the Olympic torch is now safely back on the mainland following a treacherous trip around the world. From the International Herald Tribune: The torch relay will wind through every...

Olympic Torch’s Everest Climb Covered in Shroud of Secrecy

The ambitious run of a second Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest may be underway, though no-one really knows. From AP: State-run China Central Television began the first of what are billed as elaborate and technically...

Nepal: Everest Pro-Tibet Protesters May Be Shot

From CNN: Nepal has given its security personnel permission to shoot pro-Tibet demonstrators during China’s Olympic flame climb to Mount Everest’s summit early next month. “About 25 soldiers and policemen have...

China Won’t Alter Olympic Torch Path

China, which has repeatedly emphasized its desire not to politicize the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has said that the Olympic torch will pass through Tibet — the epicenter of recent protests — as planned. From the NYT:...

China and Nepal to Close Everest Routes

In preparation for the Beijing Olympics, both routes leading to Mount Everest’s summit will be closed off this spring, reports the International Herald Tribune. Beijing announced this past week that the route to the summit...

Photo Series: A Netizen’s Travel Notes of Mount Everest (Part 1)

Mount Everest is a place many Chinese dream of visiting. The mountain is especially popular amongst modern urbanites who are struggling with daily work and want to relax in a natural, holy place. Below is a group of photos of Mount Everest, taken by a netizen on Tianya.com who spent 30 days on and around […]

World’s Highest Mobile Phone Base Station Tests Successfully – Xinhua

From Xinhua, via China.org.cn: The world’s highest mobile phone base station tested successfully on Tuesday on Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, at an altitude of 6,500 meters. The station, run by China Mobile, the largest mobile phone service provider in China, will provide services for mountaineers on the world’s highest peak and the […]

China Plans Highway On Mount Everest – AP

Now, this highway is really going high. From AP: China will build a $20 million blacktop highway on Mount Everest as part of the route for the Olympic torch relay, state media reported Tuesday. Xinhua News Agency said the construction would turn a rough, 67-mile road stretching from the foot of the mountain to a […]

News24: Volunteers clean up Everest

From News24.com: Tibetan mountaineers and a team of volunteers have begun a six-week clean up of Mount Everest, where tons of rubbish has been dumped by expeditions, state media said Monday. The team is scaling the world’s highest peak from the Chinese side and will spend until World Environment Day in early June collecting garbage, […]

CBC News: China fears Mount Everest shrinking

From CBC News: “China is sending a team of scientists to re-measure Mount Everest because they fear climate change is causing the world’s highest peak to shrink. The snow-covered mountain top is believed to have declined by 1.3 metres to 8,848 metres, according to state media reports.”

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