Photo caption: Li Ang and his fellow climber successfully ascended the summit of Mount Tsurugi with the flag of MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival
At about 5:00 p.m. on October 3, 2020, Li Ang, a curator of the Theme Visual Media Exhibition of “We Are In This Together--Unforgettable Moments In 2020”of the third MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival, after 13 hours, climbed to the top of the Mount Tsurugi (Tsurugi-san, or Sword Mountain), which is known as the most difficult mountain in Japan to climb, and unfolded the flag of MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival at the summit.
Photo caption: Li Ang leaving for the Mount Tsurugi at 4:00 a.m
Photo caption: the Mountaineering Li Ang
Mount Tsurugi, the needle mountain hell in the traditional Tateyama, is the last blank in Japanese map history and the last Japanese mountain to be climbed by human beings thanks to its special location and terrain.
Photo caption: Li Ang follows the Changjiro Glacierroute that the Japanese survey team passed in 1907
Li Ang followed the Changjiro Glacier route that the Japanese survey team passed in 1907. He first passed through the famous Jianze glacier and Changjiro Glacier, reached the starting point of the 8 peaks of Mount Tsurugi, then climbed the 6 sections with traditional techniques, and at last climbed over the two peaks. Limited by time, Li Ang and his fellow climber went through five peaks and finally reached the Mount Tsurugi with free solo. So far, Li Ang and his fellow climber WuZheng have been recognized as the first Chinese climbers to climb the Mount Tsurugi by the Changjiro Glacier route with free solo.
Photo caption: Japanese News Channel of Xinhua NewsAgency
Photo caption: AFP Japanese Channel
At the same time, Li Ang's climbing the Mount Tsurugi was also reported by the Japanese News Channel of Xinhua News Agency and the Japanese Channel of Agence France Presse.
Photo caption: Preparations before departure
As the organizer of Li Ang's climbing event, MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival provided comprehensive logistic support such as funds and reports for the Mount Tsurugi climbing.
Photo caption: Mr. Su Qing, chairman of the Executive Committee of the festival,led his own team to live broadcast all the way
Photo caption: Mr. Su Qing, chairman of the Executive Committee of the festival, saw Li Ang off for the climbing at 4:00a.m. at the foot of Mount Tsurugi
Mr. Su Qing, chairman of the Executive Committee of the visual media festival, led in a support team composed of seven people, including live broadcaster, photo reporter, technician and logistic personnel. After a long and arduous climb to the base camp of Jianze camp ofmore than 2400 meters above sea level, he offered live broadcasting, shooting and logistic supplies for Li Ang's climbing.
Photocaption: four curators of the“Living Together”Theme Visual Media Festivalgathered before Mount Tsurugi
“We Are In This Together - Unforgettable Moments in 2020” is a special theme visual media exhibition of the third MEIHODO International Youth VisualMedia Festival.
Photo caption: The support group was climbing hard while broadcasting in the dense fog at 2700 meters above sea level
2020 is a very specialyear in the history of mankind. In this year, we encounter many unprecedented difficulties. The original intention of this festival is to show and share the outstanding works collected from all over the world, so as to appreciate the unforgettable moments of this year and the life wisdom during the epidemic period through visual media.
Photo caption: Successfully ascending the top, allthe staff returned safely
The climbing of the most difficult peak Mount Tsurugi in Japan also shows the determination of MEIHODO International Youth Visual Media Festival to go through this pandemic period together with people all over the world!