07.05.2008 Base Camp
Some meetings with Kari Kobler, Noppa, Silvio, Walter Laserer… help at least to some difference for a change. My cold fights the antibiotic, but my sore throat has already given up and my airways are free. Else nothing doing.
It seems that the Tibetans try to sabotage the Chinese expedition team, which indeed is no lucky situation for us, but on the other hand absolutely understandable. The hottest news: another total lock up is called out for tomorrow, when China starts one of it numerous attempts for the Everest summit. But we also hear that one “Tibetan” windstorm destroyed their Camp IV the other day.
Do you happen to remember the guy with the “Free Tibet – Fuck China”-Flag? True, he had to go. The team he was in not, until now. Seems another member somehow send pictures and texts home, which were not of on behalf of China’s image – to phrase it careful. Somehow China searched these pictures and texts out and backtracked them. Now it looks like the whole team has to leave.
Bad, bad boy! Don’t they know that one must not send some kind of propaganda-content via the free Internet, or – even more evil – content, which is hostile to China? As I have mentioned earlier: politics and sports have to be separated strictly. Mountaineers are strongly advised to show the white feather, pay for their permits and keep their traps shut or best, however, to brown-nose China – would-that-not-be-nice, huh?
Let’s see how long I’m allowed to stay here! Possibly I’ll survive the Chinese-Nepalese occupation period.