Wang Fuzhou

Wang Fuzhou

Wang Fuzhou (Chinese: 王富洲; pinyin: Wáng Fùzhōu; 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 col/Northeast ridge route.

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.[3][4] Wang died in Beijing on 18 July 2015.


See also


  1. ^ Wang Fuzhou, one of first Chinese to scale Mt. Qomolangma, dies at 80, Shanghai Daily, 21 July 2015.
  2. ^ http://sports.people.com.cn/n/2015/0720/c22155-27332864.html
  3. ^ "How High Is Everest? Climbers Seek Answer". New York Times. 18 May 1987. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Gonpo: first Chinese atop Mount Qomolangma". China Central Television. 14 October 2009. Retrieved 28 July 2010.

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