CHINA Chinese surveying team ascends through 'second step' of Mt. Qomolangma

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Chinese surveying team ascends through 'second step' of Mt. Qomolangma

Xinhua

08:23, May 27, 2020

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Chinese mountaineering guides work on a route to the summit of Mount Qomolangma on May 26, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)

MOUNT QOMOLANGMA BASE CAMP, May 27 (Xinhua) -- An eight-member Chinese surveying team ascended through the "second step" on their way to the summit of Mt. Qomolangma, the world's highest peak, on Wednesday morning.

At a height of 8,600 meters, the "second step" is an almost vertical wall of several meters high and extremely difficult to climb.  

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