Sixty climbers across China started off toward two major peaks over 6,000 meters above the sea level in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region on May 2, 2012.
The 10th Mountaineering Expedition, lasting from April 28 to May 6, has attracted avid mountaineers from 14 cities including Hong Kong and Macao.
The mountaineering campaign is organized for elementary-level mountaineers, who will climb Mount Qizi and Mount Thanglha Ngomchu, 90 kilometers away from Lhasa, capital of Tibet .
"I have tried to climb Mount Muztaga in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but it is my first time to start montaineering in Tibet", said Feng Zhiming from Macao.
The man said he felt good in physical condition and believed himself in climbing on top of Mount Qiz, although he is 55 years old, the oldest member in the campaign.
After a three-day physical checkup, trainings and lectures concerning mountaineering, the climbers have adapted to the high-altitude environment and set off from the training base in Yangbajain of Lhasa on May 2.
With the help of guides, coaches and assistants, the climbers will receive trainings in ice and snow at an elevation of 5,300 meters before climbing mountains in the next two days.
The mountaineering campaign also provides the mountaineers a platform to exchange with members from Tibet Mountaineering Team and well-known alpinists, according to Nyima Tsering, captain of Tibet Mountaineering Team.
Since 2001, the mountaineering campaigns in Tibet have been popular among climbers, having attracted over 600 mountaineering lovers across China.
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