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



May 20, 2016 -- A mountaineer skis down from the peak of a snowy mountain on May 10, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
 
The romance surrounding mountaineering belies the reality of challenge and perseverance, as well as the dangers of thin air, frostbite, hypothermia, and high winds.
 
"We need more skills like skiing for survival," says team leader Pasang Tsering.



May 20, 2016 -- Mountaineers ski down from the peak of a snowy mountain on May 10, 2016. (Xinhua/Purbu Zhaxi)
 
The local government is also planning a ski team as it sought to attract skiers and climbers.
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