The first Chinese team to summit Everest, on May 25, 1960, were met with disbelief because of a bare-foot climb and the tone of the official statement from the Chinese government. Photos: Handout
The first Chinese team to summit Everest, on May 25, 1960, were met with disbelief because of a bare-foot climb and the tone of the official statement from the Chinese government. Photos: Handout

The 60th anniversary of the first Chinese team to summit Mount Everest, when a climber scaled a cliff in the death zone in bare feet

  • May 25 marks 60 years since three Chinese men stepped foot on the world’s highest peak, becoming the first of their countrymen to achieve the feat

Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering
The first Chinese team to summit Everest, on May 25, 1960, were met with disbelief because of a bare-foot climb and the tone of the official statement from the Chinese government. Photos: Handout
The first Chinese team to summit Everest, on May 25, 1960, were met with disbelief because of a bare-foot climb and the tone of the official statement from the Chinese government. Photos: Handout
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