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Two conveyor belts, over the Himalayas, one going north->south and t'other going the other way.
Both have mixed freight/passenger loads.
Freight is mostly Guandong province products going to the Indian markets.
Passengers get a comfy armchair, waiter service and the chance to nip over to
the edge of the belt and stand on the peak of Everest for a bit, without all that climbing up the damn thing.
Eco-friendly too, ice cubes, surplus to requirements, are dumped on the glaciers up there.
Conveyor Belt Guide
For comparative info about current world's longest conveyor belts [swimswim, May 26 2014]
||Gosh that conveyor belt guide is boring......didn't say it all had to be in one piece, but what's wrong with pushing the envelope?
||My biggest worry is Yeti will start picking off passengers...
||I thought this might be something to help the
moneyed get to the top of Everest. I think a lot
more people might want to, but many are old.
||Two words: cable cars. That is if you are convinced that moving the road + load is for some reason more economical or environmental than moving the load alone, which is unlikely.
||If every passenger hopped off on the top for a few happy
snaps, then loaded a few rocks onto the belt when they got
back on, gravity would provide a lot of the energy required
to run the system. Over time, of course, Everest would get
shorter and the valleys below would fill up with the rocks
which would allow construction of a conventional roadway.
||I'm working on the spin-off sumo escalator, as it just takes too long to walk around them.<hits thumb with hammer>