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2017 New Year Mountaineering Meeting held in Lhasa

By Zhu Shan Source:China Tibet News 2017-01-04

2017 New Year Mountaineering Meeting was held in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, on Jan 1. More than 5,000 citizens signed up for this activity. With a total distance of 3.5 kilometers, the route has no steep slope. Along the route, there were eight supply points. Besides, over 40 professional coaches and athletes gave guide to participants.

"We are the climbing leaders in this activity. Tibet enjoys a long history of mountaineering. In recent years, Tibet mountaineering team takes part in mass climbing activity more often, providing professional technology and knowledge to people. It also promotes the development of mass fitness," climber Penpa Tshi said. He has reached the peaks of 14 over 8,000-meter-high mountains.

Since 1996, the New Year Mountaineering Meeting has been held for 21 times in China. In 2017, it is the second time for Lhasa to hold the branch venue of this activity.

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Photo taken on Jan 1 shows that climbers are taking group photos on the peak of the mountain. [Photo/Xinhua]

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Photo taken on Jan 1 shows that participants are climbing the mountain during the 2017 New Year Mountaineering Meeting. [Photo/Xinhua]

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