More than 150 climbers conquer Tibet mountains this autumn

Published on : Saturday, November 9, 2013

mountainsMore than 150 climbers from home and aboard reached the summit of snow mountains during this autumn’s mountaineering season in Tibet, Xinhua news agency reported.


China Tibet Mountaineering Association (CTMA) secretary general Zhang Mingxing said 90 climbers, including 12 Chinese and 78 foreigners, succeeded in conquering Mount Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world at 8,201 metres above sea level.


A total of 36 foreign climbers ascended the 8,012-metre Mount Shishapangma, the 14th highest mountain while another 11 mountaineers from China made it to the peak of the 7,206 metres tall Mount Noijin Kangsang.


During the 11th Tibet Mountaineering Festival held from late September to early October, 21 Chinese climbers managed to reach the top of Mount Qizi that stands 6,206 metres high.


Tibet welcomed about 60 local mountaineers and more than 250 climbers from Nepal, Austria, the U.S., Britain, Spain, France, South Korea and other countries this autumn.


Zhang said some climbers had failed to reach the summit and no loss of lives was reported.


Mountaineering activities in Tibet are usually held in spring and autumn as the summer and winter season pose higher risks due to local weather conditions.

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