Taiwanese mountain climbers reach for greater heights with Atunas
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