Symbolically, the team was made up mostly of Tibetans.
On summit day, they broke camp at dawn and reached the summit six hours later, where they waved the Olympic flag to mark the moment.
It was a pretty awe-inspiring image.
I also love how one of the team members has a crazy-looking oxygen mask on while the others do not. Are their lungs that much better?
Apparently the torch was designed by rocket scientists, and is able to withstand the lack of oxygen at that elevation.
And yes, I realize that I completely fell for all the feel-good propaganda as intended, but it's very hard not to. Reaching the summit of Mt Everest is a truly amazing feat, especially because it is by no means guaranteed and a lot of people have died trying. You have to be in peak physical and mental shape to even make it past base camp. And consider that the area of the final assault to the summit on that last day is called the "death zone."
I have been fascinated with Everest stories for so long. It's my dream to someday visit the base camp in Nepal (if I don't faint first) - a friend of mine made this trip and his stories about it are wonderful.