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Himalayan Conveyor belt

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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.

not_morrison_rm, May 25 2014

Conveyor Belt Guide http://www.conveyorbeltguide.com
For comparative info about current world's longest conveyor belts [swimswim, May 26 2014]

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       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...
not_morrison_rm, May 26 2014
  

       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.
bungston, May 26 2014
  

       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.
BunsenHoneydew, Jun 07 2014
  

       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.
AusCan531, Jun 07 2014
  

       I'm working on the spin-off sumo escalator, as it just takes too long to walk around them.<hits thumb with hammer>
not_morrison_rm, Jun 07 2014
  
      
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