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Tibet welcomes a campus mountaineering team


Updated: 2013-08-02

A university mountaineering team from central China's Wuhan will attempt to conquer Mount Qizi, which is 6,206 meters above sea level and located about 90 kilometers away from Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

The mountaineering team, organized by the Summit Club of China University of Geosciences (CUG) based in Wuhan, is made up of four male students, two female students and one female teacher.

"This is the first time that our club tries to climb a mountain in Tibet and this is the highest mountain that we will challenge so far," Li Yi, a student of CUG and head of the club, told Xinhua.

"All of the team members have arrived at the base camp of the mount in good condition. Two professional members from Tibetan Mountaineering Team will assist us," he added.

The CUG Summit Club, founded in 2003, aims to promote outdoor sports and mountaineering on campus.

Tibet Autonomous Region is located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, or the Roof of the World. The average altitude of the region is over 4,000 meters.

Tibet is the motherland of five mounts higher than 8,000 meters and more than 70 higher than 7,000 meters, let alone the thousands of peaks over 6,000 meters. The region has unique resources for mountaineering.