Luo Jing becomes first Chinese female mountaineer to conquer 14 eight-thousanders
Chinese mountaineer Luo Jing reached the top of the 8027m Shishapangma on Saturday, finishing the last of the 14 eight-thousanders and becoming China's first female climber for the accomplishment.
"I am a single mother and I want to influence other females, mothers particularly. I want to make them believe that they can do more if they open their mind. To reach the mountain peak is not the ultimate goal. What I am really excited about is to expand my possibilities. Others might not remember each and every peak I have ever climbed on, but the peaks will remember for sure that a Chinese woman has been there," said Luo.