China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

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China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by Altitude High » Sun May 09, 2021 6:12 pm

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 2021-05-09

A small team of Tibetan climbing guides will ascend Everest and set up the "line of separation" at the summit to stop any contact between mountaineers from both sides of the peak, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the head of Tibet's sports bureau.

A group of 21 Chinese nationals are en route to the summit on the Tibetan side, Xinhua reported.

The Tibetan guides will set up the separation line ahead of their arrival, the state-run news agency said, without describing what the line would look like.

It was also unclear whether the Tibetan guides would be the ones enforcing the "separation", or whether they would remain in the so-called death zone, where many lives have been lost due to a dearth of oxygen, to hold the line.
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by XterraRob » Sun May 09, 2021 6:24 pm

Lmfao, clown world.
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by coopereitel » Sun May 09, 2021 6:27 pm

Oh gosh... ](*,)
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by AndrewLyonsGeibel » Sun May 09, 2021 9:04 pm

Can you pee across the line assuming you hydrated well, it’s downwind, and you don’t mind a bit of frost nip in sensitive areas?
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by cougar » Sun May 09, 2021 9:15 pm

It's getting like Decalibron
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by peter303 » Sun May 09, 2021 9:27 pm

Nepals covid surge is as bad as India's.

https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/south-as ... ing-crisis

Summit week is probably in a week or two. It could be a race against a covid shutdown.
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by Salient » Mon May 10, 2021 6:16 am

Regardless of what side you’re on, the summit is still the same area and a small area so I doubt you would be up their with another team from the other side at the same time. Although I would think the super high winds would make it extremely difficult to transmit Covid from feet away anyway.
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by pvnisher » Mon May 10, 2021 6:29 am

AndrewLyonsGeibel wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 9:04 pm
Can you pee across the line assuming you hydrated well, it’s downwind, and you don’t mind a bit of frost nip in sensitive areas?
And if you've been using diamox then the line will be super dark and easy to see.
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by timisimaginary » Mon May 10, 2021 1:14 pm

i didn't realize China had it's own version of The Onion
social distancing since the day i was born...
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by Urban Snowshoer » Mon May 10, 2021 2:36 pm

Altitude High wrote:
Sun May 09, 2021 6:12 pm
https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-paci ... 2021-05-09

It was also unclear whether the Tibetan guides would be the ones enforcing the "separation", or whether they would remain in the so-called death zone, where many lives have been lost due to a dearth of oxygen, to hold the line.
Even with oxygen your body is breaking down in the death zone--oxygen may buy you more time but your time is still finite.
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by peter303 » Sun May 16, 2021 3:27 pm

China just terminated its Everest permits due to covid concerns

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/chin ... index.html
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Re: China to draw a "red line" on Everest summit due to COVID

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Sun May 16, 2021 5:48 pm

TOTO has been called in to Hold the Line.
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