China’s Climbing Visa Daily: No Korea, No Pakistan, No Off-Season

Chinese Politics Roundup

Last week we reported that the Korean Chinese Lhotse South Wall expedition was refused services by orders of the Chinese government. The event was believed to have been influenced by China/Korean world politics.

Today Stefan Nestler reports from Germany he has confirmed from several sources that China currently does not allow tourists to enter Tibet if their passport carries a Pakistan visa issued in the past three years.

Also today, Spanish Desnivel reports Chinese authorities denied Catalan ultra-athlete and mountaineer Kilian Jornet access to Tibet in summer. To avoid crowding, the climber wanted to attempt a speed-climb of the peak during off season. The Everest speed attempt (his third since 2015) will therefore take place this spring, again from the Rongbuk monastery on the Tibetan side.


Lhotse South Wall No Expedition this-Spring

China vs. ExWeb: internet attacks to silence climbers’ free speech (Current: Exweb was hacked for political reasons already back in 2008)

ExplorersWeb 2008 Year in Review Special: Everest, Tibet and China

Best of ExplorersWeb 2006: The truth of Nangpa La

China forces Edurne Pasaban to change plans: team off to Annapurna, then Shisha

Other 8000ers: Chinese authority suspended climbing, Decisions on Nepal Mountains

Escape from Terrorists and Attackers Identified (Pakistan, Nanga Parbat massacre)