Tue, 14 Jul 2020

Members of a Chinese surveying team head for the summit of Mt. Qomolangma on May 27, 2020.(Xinhua/Tashi Tsering)

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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