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New heights!

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Everest nubtse
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I can take my laptop with it’s Huawai 3G wireless card up Qomolongma now!

From Globe and Mail:

Nepal firm brings 3G to Mount Everest


Kathmandu— Reuters
Published Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 10:03AM EDT
Last updated Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010 1:06PM EDT

A private telecom firm took high speed Internet facilities to the top of the world on Thursday when it launched Nepal’s first 3G services at the base camp of Mount Everest.

The installation could help the tens of thousands of mountain climbers and trekkers who visit the Mount Everest region in the Solukhumbu district every year.

They have to depend on expensive satellite phones to remain in touch with their families as the remote region lacks proper communication facilities.

Nepali telecom company Ncell said its new facility is the first 3G setup at the base camp of Mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain at 8,850 metres (29,035 feet).

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2010/10/30 at 11:10

A lot of people admire him as a man of peace!

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So WTF is he doing raising hackles in Nepal!

Parsing Sino-Indian Tensions

I have an article up at Asia Times Online under the pen name Peter Lee entitledDalai Lama at apex of Sino-Indian tensions.

It’s keyed to a high profile news item–the Dalai Lama’s provocative visit to a border town in territory held by India but disputed by China–and a significant but rather underreported development–the escalating political struggle between pro-Chinese and pro-Indian political forces now reaching its climax in Nepal.

The Chinese themselves have said that the biggest irritant to Sino-Indian relations is the unresolved border dispute. To them, it’s more of an issue than economic competition, India’s growing integration into the U.S. South Asian security regime, or Indian unease at Beijing’s cozying up to Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and the Maldives at New Delhi’s expense and raising the specter of maritime encirclement.

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2009/11/10 at 05:21

Icy river flowing from Qomolongma (Everest)

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Originally uploaded by larryhe

I have never seen this view before. He was there and he got it!

Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/05/23 at 12:27