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China bans climbing on Tibet side of the Mt. Everest
[Saturday, June 10, 2017 18:53]
By Tenzin Monlam

On May 21, climbers seen on top of Mt Everest with Tibetan flag and photo of Dalai Lama. Photo: Kalachakra by His Holiness the Dalai Lama/Facebook
On May 21, climbers seen on top of Mt Everest with Tibetan flag and photo of Dalai Lama. Photo: Kalachakra by His Holiness the Dalai Lama/Facebook
DHARAMSHALA, June 10: China has officially banned climbing on the Tibetan side of the Mount Everest and other mountains for the upcoming season citing a series of problems including an "illegal" north-south traverse by a polish climber last month, reported Himalayan Times.

China which controls permits and infrastructure on the north side of Mount Everest issued a circular on Thursday, announcing that the government would not issue any climbing permits in the upcoming autumn season.

China Tibet Mountaineering Association, in the circular, stated that Janusz Adam Adamski, a Polish climber, had illegally scaled Mt Everest from the Tibetan side and traversed towards Nepal from the summit. “His action causes the industry related internal rules and regulations need to be adjusted and improved,” it added.

Though the circular did not mention anything about placing the Tibetan flag as well as photos of the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on the Mt Everest summit in the spring climbing season, officials at the Nepal's Department of Tourism have told Himalayan Times that Chinese authorities had already expressed serious concerns over such ‘malicious’ activities on Mt Everest aiming to harm the bilateral relations between two countries.

Some climbers have also posted images of themselves holding photos of Dalai Lama and Tibetan flags on their Facebook pages and that China takes possessing such Tibetan flags as an illegal act in Tibet, according to a DoT official.

“In order to solve a series of problems in time, and provide a good condition to all of the expeditions in 2018, with the approval of the Sports Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region of China and China Mountaineering Association, the climbing permits will not be granted in autumn 2017,” the CTMA notice added.

The closure should not affect climbers attempting the traditional route from Nepal.

The Himalayan Times reports that the peaks of Cho-Oyu and Shishapangma will be closed for the autumn season.

Autumn is the secondary season on Mount Everest. Most ascents take place in the spring. The majority of climbers traditionally start in Nepal on the mountain’s south side.

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