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Chinese climber becomes first visually impaired Asian to scale Mt. QomolangmaChinese

Xinhua


24th May 2021


Chinese climber becomes first visually impaired Asian to scale Mt. QomolangmaChinese

Zhang Hong, a 46-year-old visually impaired Chinese climber, became the first blind person from Asia to scale Mt. Qomolangma, the world's tallest peak, on Monday.


Zhang reached the top of the highest mountain at 9am local time from the Nepali side along with three high-altitude guides, said the Asian Trekking of Nepal that is organizing his expedition.


Jaya Bahadur Tamang, an official from the Asian Trekking, told Xinhua over the phone from the base camp of Mt. Qomolangma that Zhang and his team started to move up to the top of the peak on Sunday night from the South Col (7,900m) and summitted it on Monday morning.


"Zhang is among the few climbers who dared to go to the top of Mt. Qomolangma despite strong winds in the mountain," Tamang said.


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