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Wang Fuzhou

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Wang Fuzhou
Wang in 1964
Bornc. 1935
DiedMay 18, 2015(2015-05-18) (aged 80)
Alma materBeijing Institute of Geology

Wang Fuzhou (Chinese: 王富洲; pinyin: Wáng Fùzhōu; c. 1935 – 18 July 2015)[1][2] was a Chinese mountaineer, born in Xihua County, Henan. He and Qu Yinhua were the first Chinese to climb Mount Everest on the northeast ridge route.[3]

Wang graduated from the Beijing Institute of Geology in 1958. He was elected to the Chinese Mountaineering Team. On 25 May 1960, Wang Fuzhou, Qu Yinhua and Gongbu became the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest via the north face.[4] Wang died in Beijing on 18 July 2015.

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  1. ^ Wang Fuzhou, one of first Chinese to scale Mt. Qomolangma, dies at 80, Shanghai Daily, 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ "中国首登珠峰名宿王富洲逝世--体育--人民网". sports.people.com.cn. Retrieved 17 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b Agnew, Mark (20 May 2020). "The 60th anniversary of the first Chinese team to summit Mount Everest, when a climber scaled a cliff in the death zone in bare feet". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 28 December 2022.
  4. ^ "How High Is Everest? Climbers Seek Answer". New York Times. 18 May 1987. Retrieved 28 July 2010.