Singapore mountaineers scale and name virgin peak in China
Published on Oct 3, 2012 6:00 AM
A 6,000m-tall mountain in China's Qinghai province that previously had no name is now called Sangay Ri - or Lion Peak in Tibetan - in honour of Singapore.
The name came from two Singaporeans - veteran mountaineer David Lim, 48, and Mr Mohammed Rozani Maarof, 45, a climbing and safety specialist - who were the first to reach the peak on Sept 23.
It is the highest virgin mountain scaled by any South-east Asian mountaineer.
It is traditional for climbers of virgin peaks to name them and register the names with the local authorities.
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