from Changing China:

Nick, the torch and Mt Everest – Day 4

April 30, 2008

More negotiations over whether we should delay our departure for base camp kept us off the road for an extra couple of hours and stretched the patience of the Chinese journalists.

from Changing China:

Nick, the torch and Mt Everest – Day 2

April 30, 2008

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After another round of negotiations with the organisers the next morning, we reached an agreement that we would get an extra day to acclimatize before we reached base camp.