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    Quote Originally Posted by MelNino
    LOL, after I mentioned I couldn't download the Rest of Everest....iTunes decided to work, and it's downloading
    Very good! Let me know how you like it. Jon's a great guy, I'll be wearing one of his t-shirts from Tibet when I summit on STP day! If you look at my STP page he actually was one of the first to sponsor me.
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    I've watch the first 4 ep so far, and I'm completely hooked I like the "behind the scenes" aspect of this podcast

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    There's a new Everest book coming out..."Dark Summit" or something similar, about the 2006 year and Brice's involvement. I'm thinking of getting....comes out this month.

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    I'll have to look that one up. I think I missed the recent documentary that was on NGC (?)... called "The Storm on Everest" or something like that.

    Glad to hear you like the podcast! His stuff is great and so addictive! The second round he and a friend just go back to visit Tibet and focus on the culture and is just fascinating.
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    Very cool.....right now I am up to where they are about to arrive at base camp I watch an ep or two on my lunch breaks

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    The Olympic torch is just about to reach the summit of Mount Everest...if it hasn't already.

    If you can leave politics out of this, its actually a pretty cool accomplishment. Its even better news for the Everest climbers that have been waiting for the mountain to re-open.
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    Unreal....live coverage on Chinese tv right now.

    http://en.beijing2008.cn/video/activities/pxplive/

    It has the quality of a live sporting on US tv.
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    9:10pm edt. I don't know exactly what is happening, but I think they are just below the summit about to light the official torch (the one you see on tv). The summit is capped in clouds and it looks very cold. Which is to be expected this time of year.

    9:13pm. The torch is lit, the flame looks like a blow torch and they are feet from the summit. I'ver never seen so many people on the summit ridge.

    9:15pm. The climber just handed the torch off to another climber and said "One World One Dream" in english.

    9:18pm. The torch is on the summit.
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    Leaving the politics out, it is cool they were able to do that.


    I hope everyone gets down safely

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    Quote Originally Posted by MelNino
    I hope everyone gets down safely
    I hope so too. Sure are a lot of people on the mountain. Many have had their oxygen off for several minutes and they are using a lot of energy celebrating.
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