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FTA team member James Bingham rounding the Dablam in blistering winds. Image by Chris Szymiec courtesy of Field Touring Alpine (click to enlarge).
Approaching the Dablam on the newly scouted ice slopes. Image by Chris Szymiec courtesy of Field Touring Alpine (click to enlarge).
Ama Dablam's BC on November 24th. Image by Chris Szymiec courtesy of Field Touring Alpine (click to enlarge).

Himalaya wrap-up: Cops taking over Everest north side

Posted: Nov 27, 2008 04:16 pm EST

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(MountEverest.net) Everests north side BC will get a new service next year: a brand new police station, courtesy of Chinese authorities, who reportedly intend to fight theft, gambling and prostitution in the area and make sure Tibetans think twice before fleeing their country. In other news: another cool 8000+ winter climb is coming up - check in later today for a special update. And back in BC one day after summiting Ama Dablam; FTAs team leader Chris detailed the new variation route followed by all teams this year....

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