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Climbers from Peking University reach summit of Qomolangma

Climbers from Peking University reach summit of Qomolangma

Climbers from Peking University scale an ice-covered cliff. Provided to China Daily

Peking University alumnus Huang Nubo, who led the team, said reaching the summit of the mountain was not the only goal.

"It's more important to focus on how the team overcomes difficulties when climbing high, which reflects the spirit of the university," he said.

An avalanche in August 2002 killed five students in a 15-member team from the university, which attempted to climb the 8,012-meter Shishapangma, the world's 14th-highest mountain, in Tibet. The tragedy attracted a great deal of media attention and sparked a heated debate on the development of amateur mountaineering in China.

In 2012, four climbers from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) and CUG (Wuhan) reached the top of Qomolangma, becoming the first amateur team from a Chinese university to do so.

[ Editor: Xueying ]