05-09-2008 09:42

Special report: Olympic flame atop world´s highest summit

The Olympic flame has reached the top of world! It was carried up Mt. Qomolongma by Chinese mountaineers at about 9 a.m. Beijing time on Thursday.

The Olympic flame has reached the top of world!
The Olympic flame has reached the top of world!

The Olympic flame arrived at the Qomolangma Base Camp on April, 25th. Four days later, The lantern housing the Olympic flame was handed over to the climbing team.

And about a week later, The Chinese Mountaineering Team announced the 19 people who would carry the Olympic flame for the final climb up Mount Qomolangma.

The climbers began their ascent of Mount Qomolangma on May 5th. Starting from a camp at 6500-meters high camp, the climbers trekked another 1500 meters higher to another base before preparing for the next phase of their ascent.