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

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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

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Lmfao, clown world.
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Oh gosh... ](*,)
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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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It's getting like Decalibron
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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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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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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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i didn't realize China had it's own version of The Onion
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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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China just terminated its Everest permits due to covid concerns

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/chin ... index.html
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TOTO has been called in to Hold the Line.
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