August 19, 2016

Myanmar mountaineers arrive at Mt Everest camp II

Photos: supplied by Technical Climbing Club
Photos: supplied by Technical Climbing Club

THREE Myanmar climbers are currently trying to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the earth’s highest mountain, located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. The climbers have now arrived at camp II yesterday.
Last month the climbers Nyi Nyi Aung, Win Ko Ko and Pyae Phyo Aung, selected by members of the Technical Climbing Club of Myanmar, initiated the journey to conquer the world’s tallest peak at 8,848 meters above sea level.
The team started climbing at the end of March and arrived at based camp on 11 April. The mountaineers reached the 5,800 metre base from their camp on 17 April. They arrived at camp I on Thursday, planning to return to base camp today.
This is their first attempt to reach the top of Mt Everest.
Since 2011, the Technical Climbing Club of Myanmar, one of five active Myanmar climbing organisations, has been established to empower and organise local climbers.
The first recorded efforts to reach Everest’s summit were undertaken by British mountaineers.
There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal and the other from the north in Tibet. There will have been 5,104 ascents to the summit by about 3,142 individuals by the end of the 2010 climbing season.—MM/Union Daily


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