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Fansipan climbing tournament planned

2011-12-02 (GMT + 7)

Fansipan climbing tournament planned The Fansipan Mountain Climbing Tournament is scheduled to take place on December 17-19 in Sapa, Lao Cai Province.

The event will attract the participation of 80 Vietnamese and foreign athletes for the two-day and one-night race.

Climbers will begin and end at Tram Ton pass, at an altitude of 1,900m.

The tournament, organised by Vietnam Airlines, is part of a wider tourism programme co-organised by the northern provinces of Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Phu Tho.

All athletes aged 18-45 years are eligible to join the tourney.

Fansipan – considered the highest peak in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia – has been dubbed the "Roof of Indochina".

During the climbing event, Sapa will host a number of cultural and sports activities.

Source: VietNamNet

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