Meiktila’s mountaineering team gets victory flag to climb Mt. Phonkanrazi in Putao

Meiktila hiking and mountaineering club members pose for the documentary photo with the victory flag.  Photo: Chan Tha (Meiktila)
Meiktila hiking and mountaineering club members pose for the documentary photo with the victory flag. 
Photo: Chan Tha (Meiktila)

Authorities handed over the victory flag yesterday to the Meiktila hiking and mountaineering club which will climb Mt. Phonkanrazi in Putao Township.
At the ceremony held in Meiktila yesterday, the 20-member team of the club accepted the suits presented by representatives of Ravicon.
The Mt. Phonkanrazi snow-capped mountain is 1,1920 foot high.
The last trips of the Meiktila hiking and mountaineering club are Mt. East and West Side Viewing with 7,752-foot high to be climbed on 5 January and Mt. Lwemine with 8,000-foot on Menae Mountain Ranges in February.
The slogan of the club is “Love Nature”. Don’t discard any trash in every trip”.
Alcohol and drug are prohibited among the club members. Failure to follow the prescribed rules will lead to dismissal from the club. Along the trip, doctors from the club give medical treatment to local people and make donations.
With over 1,000 memberships, every trip of the club includes between 140 and 200 members. The club climbed Mt. Popa, Mt. Elephant, Mt. Myinmahti, Mt. Pyaikkhaeywe and Mt. Seinkanauk Myakhanauk in 2018.—Chan Tha (Meiktila)
(Translated by GNLM)

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