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Daredevils climb steep mountain slope without safety harnesses in south-central Vietnam

Daredevils climb steep mountain slope without safety harnesses in south-central Vietnam

Monday, May 13, 2024, 18:00 GMT+7
Daredevils climb steep mountain slope without safety harnesses in south-central Vietnam
Climbers pose for a photo at the peak of Hon Chuong Mountain in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam after their rope climbing. Photo: Facebook

A group of young men have conquered the Hon Chuong Mountain peak in Binh Dinh Province, located in south-central Vietnam, by scaling a vertical rock face with a rope.

A Facebook account, called H.N.B., on Saturday posted several photos and videos capturing the group of daredevils performing their rope climbing skills at Hon Chuong Mountain, situated in Cat Tai Commune, Phu Cat District, in Facebook group ‘Binh Dinh Thong Tin.’

They climbed without protection gear, scaring social media users.

After these photos and videos went viral, many were terrified by their action, supposing that they were doing a life-threatening activity.

A man scales a vertical mountain without safety harnesses in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Facebook

A man scales a vertical mountain without safety harnesses in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Facebook

These climbers wore casual clothes and were not equipped with safety harnesses, but they completed the feat. The peak is dozens of meters high above sea level. 

Nguyen Ba Quang, chairman of the Cat Tai Commune People’s Committee, said that the mountain is far from the locale’s residential areas.

“I have watched a video showing some young people scaling the steep mountain slope," Quang said.

"This was a dangerous challenge.

“The commune will warn the group of their risky action to prevent these death-defying climbers from repeating it."

A man scales a vertical mountain without safety harnesses in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Facebook

A man scales a vertical mountain without safety harnesses in Binh Dinh Province, south-central Vietnam. Photo: Facebook

Tourists can visit Hon Chuong Mountain and Cham Tower on the peak, but they must not organize solo climbing, he stressed.

Except for groups of researchers and surveyors entering the mountain, the rope-climbing group was the first to conquer the peak, said Nguyen Van Hung, chairman of the administration of Phu Cat District.

“I was frightened when watching it [the video capturing the group climbing the rock face," Hung said.

“Such a reckless action is prohibited at Hon Chuong Mountain.”

Pham Anh Tuan, chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Sunday afternoon that the province would promptly address the situation.

Such a risky activity not only endangers climers, but also defaces the image of the province, he asserted.

According to Research Book titled 'Hoai Nhon, Qui Nhon, Qui Ninh, Binh Dinh - Land and People' by researcher Nguyen Thanh Quang, Cham Tower stands on Hon Chuong Mountain 727 meters above sea level, and some 50 kilometers from Quy Nhon City, the capital of Binh Dinh Province.

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Tieu Bac - Lam Thien / Tuoi Tre News

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