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In 2009, violence in Lhasa resulted in Chinaclosing Tibet to foreigners for most of the climbing season.The north side is generally considered the tougher side to climbwith colder temps and a slightly more technical upper route but 46% ofclimbers said in my pollthat they want to climb Everest from Tibet. Since the permit costs replica cartier New Santos Series Santos 100 watches arelower, it is also considered the bargain side of Everest.No matter how it is perceived, it is the deadly side of Everest with 32 deaths vs. 16 on the south since 2000, as I reported earlier.There were at least four planned traverses which, obviously,involved climbs on the north side but to the best of my knowledge allhave been delayed due to permitting issues on the Tibet side.