Jesse wrote:It seems odd that the military wont let them take many pictures at the peak, I am slightly curious why that is? Is there something there that's controversial?
Jon Miller mentioned at the beginning of the episode that the military was afraid of people going up to base camp and demonstrating. Roger Huff mentioned that the soldiers were skittish about flags and banners in general and that they didn't even allow him to photograph the PRC flag at the control point.
OTOH in the Youtube notes it also mentions that tourists could not visit Everest base camp at all at that time. I don't remember if that was the more infamous year of a dozen or more deaths of people trying to summit Everest or not but this concern may also have played a role.