Two mountaineers set off climbing Mt. Phon Kan Razi

Ko Naing Min Shein (L) and  Dr Myat Min (R).  Photo: Bo Bo
Ko Naing Min Shein (L) and
Dr Myat Min (R).  Photo:
Bo Bo

Two experienced mountaineers from the Hiking and Mountaineering Association in Meikhtila Township, Mandalay Region, started climbing Mt. Phon Kan Razi in Kachin State’s Putao on 25 January.
Ko Naing Min Shein, secretary of the association, and Dr Myat Min set off to climb the snowcapped mountain, which has an altitude of 11,920ft and is situated northwest of Putao. Both climbers hope that young people in Meikhtila will take an interest in hiking and mountaineering and also appreciate the beauty that nature has to offer.
“At the summit of the mountain they will raise two flags; the flag of the Kan Let Myar education and health volunteer group and the flag of the mountaineering association. They are bringing the flag of the volunteer group because the climbers were sponsored and supported by the volunteer group in the past. I think the whole expedition will last nine or ten days,” said U Aung Kyaing, executive committee member of the volunteer group.
In 2017, members of the Meikhtila Hiking and Mountaineering Association reached the summits of five mountains in Mandalay Region and Shan State.
In Mandalay Region, they climbed Mt. Elephant at an altitude of 6280ft in Thazi Township in July, Mt. Popa at an altitude of 4981ft in August and Mt. Pyat Kha Shwe at an altitude of 3700ft in Ku Me in September.
In Shan State, they climbed Mt. Myinmahti at an altitude of 5800ft in Kalaw in September and Mt. Ashay Myin Anauk Myin at an altitude of 7800ft in Ywangan in December.—Bo Bo ( Mahlaing)

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