MOUNT EVEREST: The 46-year old Chinese Zhang Hong has scaled the tallest top on the planet from the Nepal side, coming to be the very first blind male in Asia and also the 3rd in the world to climb up Mount Everest.
” Regardless of if you’re disabled or normal, whether you have actually lost your eyesight or you have no legs or hands, it doesn’t matter as long as you have a solid mind, you can constantly complete a thing that other people say you can not,” Zhang told Reuters.
Zhang completed the 8,849 metre-high Himalayan feat on May 24 along with 3 high altitude guides, and went back to the base camp on Thursday.
Born in southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing, Zhang shed his sight at the age of 21 because of glaucoma.
He was motivated by Erik Weihenmayer, a blind American mountaineer who scaled Everest in 2001, as well as started educating under the advice of his hill overview pal Qiang Zi.
Nepal resumed Mount Everest in April for immigrants after it was closed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
” I was still extremely scared, because I could not see where I was walking, and also I could not locate my center of gravity, so in some cases I would certainly fall,” stated Zhang.
” But I kept assuming since although it was hard, I had to deal with those difficulties, this is one component of climbing, there are troubles and risks and this is the definition of climbing up.”