Tai­wanese moun­tain climbers reach for greater heights with Atu­nas

The China Post - - SPORTS -

Un­der the Atu­nas Out­door and Sports Foun­da­tion’s (歐都納戶外體育基金會) Atu­nas 8,000 Me­ter Climb­ing Plan (歐都納八千米攀登計畫) in 2013, moun­taineers from Tai­wan’s Atu­nas 8,000 Me­ter Climb­ing team (歐都納八千米攀登隊) climbed the 13th tallest moun­tain in the world, the 8035 me­ter tall Gasher­brum 2 (迦舒布魯2峰).

More­over, in 2014, the team climbed the world’s 12th tallest moun­tain, the 8,051-me­ter tall Broad Peak (布洛德峰). With the re­cent string of suc­cesses, the team now has its sights on tak­ing on the world’s 11th tallest moun­tain, the 8,068-me­ter high Gasher­brum 1 or G1 (迦舒布魯1峰) in the Karako­ram moun­tain range (喀喇崑崙山脈).

Only 326 peo­ple so far have reached the sum­mit of G1. The ad­ven­tur­ous Atu­nas 8000 Me­ter Climb­ing team con­sists of Chang Yuan-zhi (張元植), Lu Zhong-han (呂忠翰), and Huang Wen-chen (黃文辰). To­gether, they are tak­ing on more moun­tains and ad­vanc­ing Tai­wanese moun­taineer­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit the Atu­nas Base Camp (歐都納前進基地營) page on Face­book at http://on.fb.me/1JDSBPq

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