The plan, apparently, would be for a Tibetan climber to hand the flame to a Chinese "partner" (hmm). The biggest problem Chinese officials see is how to stop the flame going out.
In which case, we aren't going to tell them about the weather, which might hold things up. Nor our secret desire that if this pantomime were to be set up, the Tibetan climber would chuck the flame down the eastern slopes and plant a "Free Tibet" flag. We can hope, anyway.