Liu Lianman, Chinese mountain climber and propaganda, Died at 82

  Activist, Sports

Liu Lianman was born in December 1933, in Ninghe County, Hebei and died on April 27, 2016.

He was a Chinese mountain climber.

Lianman was a propaganda in China, known as the “human ladder of the Mount Everest”.

He was selected to the Chinese Mountaineering Team in 1955.

While training in the Soviet Union, he reached the summit of Mount Elbrus and Muztagh Ata (first ascent in the world) in 1956.

In June 1957, Liu Lianman became one of the first Chinese to reach the summit of Mount Gongga.

Himself and his teammate Wang Fuzhou, Qu Yinhua and Gongbu tried to ascend to the summit of Mount Everest via the north ridge, in May 1960.

He volunteered to be a human ladder when the team reached the Second Step, which helped his teammates become the first to reach the peak of Mount Everest via the north face.

Although he did not reach the summit, Lianman became a propaganda as the “human ladder of the Mount Everest” and was awarded a National Sports Medal of Honor.

Liu Lianman passed away at 82 yrs old.