[Hunan People] The first Chinese woman who reached thirteen 8,000-meter-plus mountains

Updated:2017-09-18 15:27:04

Luo Jing, born in Hengyang, Hunan province, in 1975, who was so far the first Chinese woman to reach thirteen 8,000-meter-plus mountains shared her experience and feelings with fans in Changsha, Hunan province, China on last Tuesday.

  There are fourteen 8,000-meter-plus mountains in the world, and only one, the Shishapangma in Himalaya Mountains, Luo has not climbed. On July 27, she successfully reached the Broad Peak, making her the first Chinese woman to successfully crest thirteen 8,000-meter-plus mountains, all in a span of six years. Earlier this year, she climbed to the top of Nanga Parbat on July 8 and Lhotse on May 20.

  On May 15, 2016, she climbed the world' highest peak Mount Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West. She took up outdoor hobbies in 2002 and mountain climbing in 2007, and climbed the first 8,000-meter-plus Mount Manaslu in 2011.

  On May 18, 2014, Luo reached the peak of Mount Dhaulagiri. On the peak, Luo looked at the remains of former victims. "My tears started streaming down. Anyone who loses their lives because of their dreams should be respected," she said.

  Once, Luo and her teammates were trapped in an avalanche, and Luo was buried. "I was almost suffocating to death when instinct kicked in and I raised my right hand with orange glove high. Fortunately, my teammates found me and saved me."

  "All these experiences have helped me grow, made me stronger and allowed me to think more rationally," Luo said.

  She said she enjoys the process of climbing mountains, and during the process she learns to solve problems and grow.

  "After climbing so many mountains, I realized that I did not conquer the mountains, but the mountains accepted me," Luo said.