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By Daqiong and Xin Wen | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2017-05-17 18:32A team of 22 Chinese mountaineers are expected to reach the summit of Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, by Thursday, according to a report on xzxw.com.
The team had reached a base camp at 6,500 meters by Sunday and was due to continue its ascent to the peak between Monday and Thursday.
Nine Sherpa guides prepared the climbing route on the north slope of Qomolangma in the Tibet autonomous region.
At 8:20 am on Saturday, an Indian climber became the first this spring to reach the peak.
At a height of 8,844 meters, Qomolangma is the worlds highest mountain and attracts thousands of visitors, hikers and mountaineers from around the world every year.
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