The latest news is that Tibet is now open again for tourists. It has been confirmed that normal tour groups will be allowed to visit Tibet from the end of June, however it is not yet known when trekking and mountaineering expeditions will be allowed to enter.
There is a good article on explorersweb.com summarising the current situation, the link is at: http://www.mounteverest.net/news.php?id=17375
The Mountain Company is hopeful about running an Everest North Col expediton in April 2009, however we will have to carefully follow the events in Tibet before confirming the departure. For more information on our Everest North Col expedition.