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Tibetan rock climbers tops national climbing sporters
10:20, July 07, 2010  

Young Tibetan mountaineers excelled in rock climbing event in competitions home and abroad. Six of them now rank the top 10 among national climbing sporters, said Nyima Tsering, captain of Tibet Mountaineering School.

Founded in 2006, the Tibetan rock climbing team was composed of 6 members who are all from Tibet Mountaineering School, which is famed for training the highest level of professional rock climbers in the world.

Sonam Rgyatso, member of Tibet climbing team, introduced his own climbing experience, "Initially I learnt mountaineering in Tibet Mountain School. Thanks to my innate physical advantage, I was enrolled by the Tibet climbing team. Then I started from scratch and now climbing is part of my life "

To improve their climbing skills, Tibet climbing team specially went to inland vocational schools to learn advanced climbing techniques. In 2008, Tibet climbing team won 11 medals (5 gold, 5 silver and 1 bronze) in the first national Youth Climbing Championship. In the same year, Tibet climbing team won the second place of outdoor rock climbing of Asia Grand Prix. And in 2009, Tibet climbing team collected 3 silver medals from the national alp sports meeting.

Source: China Tibet Information Center


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