A PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition will take place in Yangon featuring shots of the natural beauty of northern most Myanmar. The photographs were taken by Aung Myint Myat, one of missing local climbers on Mount Khakaborazi, organiser said.
Aung Myint Myat together with Wai Yan Min Thu from the Thabawa Khawthan (Nature’s Call) Foundation and the University Hiking and Mountaineering Team lost contact with their base camp on 31 August, 2014, after they hoisted the country’s flag at the peak of Mt Khakaborazi.
Video footage showing the two Myanmar citizens who reached the peak was circulated on the internet. Shortly after reaching the summit the two men went missing, a local mountaineer said.
Mount Khakaborazi, the highest peak in Southeast Asia and located in Kachin State,where Myanmar connects both India and China, is about 5,900 metres high.
Japanese climber Takeshi Ozaki and Namar Johnson of Myanmar reached the peak of mountain first in 1996.
Organised by the Thabawa Khawthan (Nature’s Call) Foundation and the University Hiking and Mountaineering Team, the exhibition is intended to take place between 1 and 3 September on the second floor of Myenigon Dagon Center II in Sangyaung Township. Natural scenery such as landscapes, wildlife, plants and the traditional culture of ethnic minorities in far-flung areas including Kachin and Chin states as well as Naga hills will be displayed during the three-day exhibition. Prints will be sold at the event and all money raised will be donated to help flood victims nationwide, said U Myo Thant, president of the Nature’s Call Foundation.