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Chinese mountaineers hone their survival skills
update:May 20,2016

May 20, 2016 -- Mountaineers cross a stream during an expedition on May 10, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
Now they are more down to earth at a peak just over 6,000 meters above the sea level to learn to ski.

A mountaineer makes preparation on the peak of a snowy mountain on May 10, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)

At the training base in Yangbajing, Lhasa, in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, the mountaineers are also receiving emergency rescue training – a crucial skill in ice and snow covered rocks.
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