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Seven blind people to climb Mt Kilimanjaro
www.chinaview.cn 2005-08-31 16:36:58

    DAR ES SALAAM, Aug. 31 (Xinhuanet) -- A group of seven blind people from the United States, Japan and Switzerland will this week climb Mountain Kilimanjaro, the highest summit in Africa, local newspaper Daily News reported on Wednesday.

    The team is set to arrive in Tanzania on Wednesday to head for the Machame entry point where their expeditions will start.

    The team is led by Eric Heiwenmayor, the world's first blind person to climb Mt. Qomolangma.

    Douglas Sidialo, who became blind in the 1998 terrorism bomb blasts that rocked Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, is also among the climbers.

    The snow-capped Mountain Kilimanjaro, located in northern Tanzania, lures thousands of climbers, professional, amateur and even the disabled alike worldwide each year to conquer its 5,895-meter summit. Enditem

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