LHASA, Sept. 14 - A Chinese artist completed a 105-meter-long scroll at the Mount Qomolangma base camp on Sunday as a gift for the 50th birthday of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
Crafting calligraphy using a 15-kilogram brush tailored for the task, Rong Tie spent five hours creating the scroll while 5,200 meters above sea level. He described the task as a test of both his professional proficiency and physical strength.
He filled the scroll with encouraging statements such as "Ji Xiang Zhu Feng", meaning auspicious Mount Qomolangma, and "Ren Jian Sheng Di", meaning a holy land on earth, written in both Chinese and Tibetan.
Rong said his style was an unorthodox fusion of calligraphy and painting.
"It was a mysterious experience, a perfect combination of nature and art," he said, adding he hoped the work inspired respect for nature.
Earlier this month, the regional capital Lhasa hosted a grand ceremony to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the region's autonomy.