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© Provided by Xinhua | Aerial photo taken on Jan. 16, 2021 shows that Huang Huang climbs up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | URUMQI, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- When his ice axe hits into the ice, the sound is all music to Huang Huang while he pulls his way up a slippery ice wall. The 57-year-old middle school teacher in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang, is an enthusiast about outdoor sports.

© Provided by Xinhua | Huang started ice climbing in 2010 and was obsessed with the sport. Over the past 10 years, he trained very hard. As he gets older, Huang has no plan to pack it in.

© Provided by Xinhua | "Age cannot stop me from climbing," he says.

© Provided by Xinhua | Huang Huang climbs up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Aerial photo taken on Jan. 12, 2021 shows that Huang Huang descends back to the ground after reaching the top of an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Huang Huang climbs up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Aerial photo taken on Jan. 16, 2021 shows that Huang Huang climbs up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Huang Huang climbs up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 12, 2021. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Aerial photo taken on Jan. 16, 2021 shows that Huang Huang climbs up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Huang Huang prepares to climb up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 16, 2021. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Huang Huang climbs up an ice wall at a canyon on the outskirts of Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 12, 2021. says. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

© Provided by Xinhua | Huang Huang trains at a climbing gym in Urumqi, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, on Jan. 14, 2021. (Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

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