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"Chinese Ladder" Retires
    2008-05-28 20:24:25     CRIENGLISH.com

Three students of the Tibet Mountaineering School carry the "Chinese Ladder" into the Mount Qomolangma Museum in southwestern China's Tibet Autonomous Region on Tuesday, May 27, 2008. [Photo: Xinhua]


The "Chinese Ladder", a 15-foot aluminum ladder that had sat on the most challenging Second Step on Mt. Everest, formally completed its mission on Tuesday and is now on display in the Mount Qomolangma Museum.


Xinhua News Agency reported on Wednesday that the "Chinese ladder" was installed at the Second Step to facilitate the climb by Chinese climbers during their 1975 ascent and had been used by about 1,300 northeast ridge climbers since then.


However, out of safety considerations, some Chinese and international climbers put another metal ladder at a higher place in 2007, enabling the 33-year-old "Chinese Ladder" to retire.


Mt. Everest has two main climbing routes, the southeast ridge from Nepal and the northeast ridge from Tibet.


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