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Summitting Mount Everest... with the Olympic torch

Posted by Trish18 on May 18, 2007 12:54:24 PM

 

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I just read that China is improving weather stations on Mount Everest to monitor global warming and prepare for the Olympic torch relay that is slated to summit the world���s highest mountain on its way to opening ceremonies.

 

 

 

I���ve read Into Thin Air and watched most of the Discovery Channel���s series, Everest: Beyond the Limit and am having a hard time envisioning how one could summit that mountain while carrying and maintaining the Olympic torch. I think it would be fair to say that the people involved in that book and the television show struggled enough without having to worry about a perpetually burning flame. The torch will be specifically designed to burn at high altitudes, but even given that, I will be very interested to see how it unfolds.

 

 

 

(Photo provided by Getty Images/Franco Origlia)

 

 

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