Everest: Fewer Climbers = Bigger Fees?by Dougald MacDonald Jun/2008
This news story has been read 26,280 times
...a more likely explanation for limiting the number of visitors is continuing concern about adverse publicity at a time of Tibetan unrest.
Another possible explanation for restricting numbers on Everest: supply and demand. The Chinese may be hoping to raise peak fees again by limiting the number of permits. Currently, peak fees on Everest are much higher on the Nepali side of the mountain. In Tibet the fee was just $4,900 per person in 2007, the last time the mountain was open. But the fee jumped more than 60 percent that year.
Read more on Dougald MacDonald's Blog: The Mountain World
Discovery Channel News Item: Limit on Everest
Ned Feehally has made an impressive repeat of 8B+ in Fontainebleau, France. Originally graded 8C by Dave Graham who made... Read more
Ashima Shiraishi, 14, has made the first female ascent of Fred Nicole's razor crimp fiesta Terre de Sienne, ~8B/+, at Hueco... Read more