Three Women from Shaanxi Climb to the Summit of Mount Qomolangma

2018-06-05 09:46:41 , Source : The Government Website of Shaanxi Province

At 10:43 Beijing time on May 20th, Qu Jiaojiao succeeded in climbing to the top of Lhotse, the fourth highest peak in the world.

In May 2018, three women from Shaanxi have climbed to the summit of Mount Qomolangma, the highest mountain in the world, attracting national attention.

On May 15th, Wei Wei, a talented woman from Zhen’an County, Shangluo City, Shaanxi Province, succeeded in climbing to the top of Mount Qomolangma, the highest mountain in the world, with the Mount Qomolangma Expedition from Peking University, followed by Ma Ying, a woman from Jingbian County, Yulin City, Shaanxi Province on May 16th and Qu Jiaojiao, a girl from Luochuan County, Yan’an City, Shaanxi Province on May 21st.

Wei Wei, a talented woman from Zhen’an County, climbed to the summit of Mount Qomolangma with the Mount Qomolangma Expedition from Peking University from the north side.

It was learnt that the Mount Qomolangma Expedition from Peking University that Wei belongs to was formed mainly from the members of the Mountaineering Association of Peking University, the student society for hiking and rock-climbing activities, and teachers and students from Peking University. The youngest member of the expedition is only 21 years old, while the oldest 55 years old. The 23-year-old Wei Wei is studying post-graduate courses at Peking University School of Law, serving as the head of the association. This is her third time climbing Mount Qomolangma.

There are two routes that are used to climb Mount Qomolangma, the first is called the standard path starting from the southeast of Nepal and going to the top through the Nan’ao Pass between Mount Qomolangma and Lhotse; the second path starts from the northern Tibet, and goes to the top through the Bei’ao Pass between Mount Qomolangma and Changtse. The expedition departed from Peking University on March 31st marking the start of their journey to climb Mount Qomolangma. They started from the north side of the mountain, and had a break at Rikaze, Tibet and the Qomolangma Base Camp from May 1st to 10th to refill their supplements and to await for the best weather conditions to present itself. On May 11th, the expedition reached the camp at the altitude of 6,500 meters and had a short break to check their equipment; on May 12th, they reached the No.1 camp at the altitude of 7,028 meters to prepare for the final trip; on May 13th, they reached the altitude of 7,790 meters; on May 14th, they reached 8,300 meters; on May 15th, Wei Wei and the whole team reached the top of the mountain at the altitude of 8,844.43 meters. She then unfolded a red flag, on which the words said “Come and go safely, I’m from the little town of Zhen’an”, greeting the town’s folk thousands of miles away.

Qu Jiaojiao, a girl born in the 1990s, climbed two 8,000-meter peaks in a row.

Qu Jiaojiao, the girl from Luochuan County, was born in June, 1990. She graduated from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in 2013. On May 21st, Qu Jiaojiao successfully climbed Mount Qomolangma. Meanwhile, she also created a world record for successfully reaching the summits of two peaks over 8,000 meters within 24 hours.

At 8:38 a.m. Nepal time (10:40 a.m. Beijing time) on May 20th, Qu Jiaojiao successfully reached the top of Lhotse, the world’s fourth highest peak (8,516m), in 7 hours and 10 minutes, and 21 hours later, on May 21st, at 5:40 a.m. Nepal time (8:05 a.m. Beijing time), she successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Qomolangma (8,844.43m), the world’s highest peak, in 7 hours and 50 minutes. Afterwards, it took only two and a half hours to retreat to the Qomolangma C4 camp, successfully climbing the two peaks in a row.

On May 24th, the victorious Qu Jiaojiao was surrounded by warm applause and cheers at the Xi’an Xianyang International Airport. Although being exhausted from the long journey, she looked very happy after eating the Luochuan apples sent by her fellow-villagers. In the morning of May 25th, Qu Jiaojiao learned that the Guinness World Records has confirmed that she has become the world’s fastest female for climbing two peaks above 8,000 meters in a row.

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