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China Closes Climbing on Everest for Autumn Season

Climbing has officially been closed in China for the upcoming season of mountaineering from Tibet because of a series of problems including an illegal traverse.

China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) announced that Chinese authorities said there won’t be any climbing permits issued. They stated of Polish climber Janusz Adam Adamski’s Mount Everest traverse from Tibet to Nepal, “His action causes the industry related internal rules and regulations need to be adjusted and improved.”

Janusz Adam Adamski

Adamski had placed a Tibetan flag and photos of the Dalai Lama on the summit which led Chinese authorities to express concerns over malicious activities.

“In order to solve a series of problems in time, and provide a good condition to all of the expeditions in 2018, with the approval of the Sports Bureau of Tibet Autonomous Region of China and China Mountaineering Association, the climbing permits will not be granted in autumn 2017,” the CTMA notice added.

The North Face of Mount Everest 2015. Photo Nancy Hansen

The ban closes three of the 14 8,000-metre mountains, which will force many climbers to cancel their trips. Peaks such as Cho Oyu and Shishapangma.

Expedition companies will have over one hundred teams heading into this area between September and November. Adamski is banned from climbing in Nepal for 10 years.

Spanish climber Kilian Jornet climber Everest twice in one week and officials have not said if he had two permits or one.

[EXPEDITION UPDATE] Kilian Jornet summited Mount Everest twice in a week without using supplemental oxygen. For this ascent, Kilian Jornet left on May 27th from Advanced Base Camp (6.500m) and it took him 17 hours to the summit in a very windy day. From there, he returned to the Advanced Base Camp where he is resting with Seb Montaz. More info soon. Picture: Kilian back at the ABC _______________________________________________________ Kilian Jornet repite cima en el Everest por segunda vez en una semana sin usar oxígeno artificial. Para este ascenso, Kilian Jornet salió el 27 de Mayo del Campo Base Avanzado (6.500m) e hizo cumbre en 17 horas en un día con mucho viento. Desde allí, volvió al Campo Base Avanzado donde está descansando con. Más información pronto. Foto: Kilian de vuelta al Advanced Base Camp _______________________________________________________ Kilian Jornet repeteix cim a l'Everest per segona vegada en una setmana sense oxigen artificial. Per a aquest ascens, Kilian Jornet va sortir el 27 de Maig del Camp Base Avançat (6.500m) i va fer cim en 17 hores en un dia amb molt de vent. Des d'allà, va tornar al Camp Base Avançat on està descansant amb Seb Momtaz. Més informació aviat. #OurEverest Foto: Kilian de tornada a l'Advanced Base Camp

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