The Chinese government has not made life easy for climbers and what is particularly annoying is the fact that they have known that the Olympics was going to be held in China for many, many, many years now. The present unrest appears to be in the caoital city of Tibet, Lhasa.
We have just heard from our Outfitter Summit Climb and although there may still be some alterations to our plans it appears we are going ahead with a modified agenda. Climbing to base camp is permitted. There is no climbing above base camp on either side of the mountain between May 1 -10 so the Chinese can film the Olympic torch parade from the summit of Everest to Beijing. Alternate routes to acclimatize are being considered.