A mountaineering team of Chinese women have successfully scaled the world's highest peak — Mount Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest — on Wednesday.
The three Chinese women are Ma Liyamu, from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uyghur autonomous region; Ada Tsang Yin-hung, a former school teacher from Hong Kong; and Sun Ning, a designer from Central China's Henan province.
Ma Liyamu is the first woman from Xinjiang to successfully climb the mountain in May 2016. In 2015, she was severely injured in an avalanche at the base camp in Nepal when she was preparing to climb Mount Qomolangma.
Ada Tsang Yin-hung became the first Hong Kong woman to scale the highest peak in the world in May 2017.
This marks the first time for Sun to reach the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth. She had climbed to the top of the world's eighth highest Mount Manaslu, at an altitude of 8,163 meters, in September last year.
They set off on this year's journey on April 8, adapting to the high altitude and receiving intensive training in more than 40 days.
|Ma Liyamu signs her name on a flag before leaving for the peak. [chinanews.com]|
|Ada Tsang Yin-hung signs her name on a flag before leaving for the peak. [chinanews.com]|
|Mountaineers gather to start their challenging journey to Mount Qomolangma. [chinanews.com]|
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