|Nov. 15, 2017 -- Outside the Yangbajain alpine training base in the north of Lhasa, capital city of southwest China's Tibet, 31-year-old Fu Qing follows the hiking team. He is suffering from a constant headache and is breathless after only a few steps. There is an extra garbage bag hanging from his mountaineering bag on his back, which is adding to the load holding him back.
As an amateur climber who often lives in Shenzhen in south China's Guangdong Province, Fu Qing experienced obvious altitude sickness at an altitude of nearly 4500 meters. Nevertheless, on seeing the plastic bottles, bags and other garbage scattered across the grassland, he walks slowly up to them, picks them up and puts them in the garbage bag on his back.
In Tibet, "individual" environmental-protecting mountaineers like Fu Qing are on the rise. For example, in September this year, climbing team from Peking University voluntarily collected garbage when climbing Mt. Cho Oyu, the world's sixth highest peak.
Environmental protection efforts and public awareness of environmental protection in Tibet is continuously increased in recent years as more and more climbers turn environmental volunteers.