There were no men. A world record set by 80 women at the top of a Swiss alpine mountain was set. It is evaluated that Korean actor Si-young Lee participated in the record as an ambassador for Switzerland and made a mark in the history of women’s mountain sports.
The Swiss Tourism Board announced on the 20th that 80 female mountaineers from around the world who climbed the Brighthorn summit at an altitude of 4,164 meters above sea level in Valais, southern Switzerland, set a world record by making the world’s longest human belt.
The 80 female climbers who participated in the world record participated in 25 countries around the world, including Korea, Europe, the United States, Iran, India, South Africa, Kazakhstan and Ecuador.
This world record event was held as part of the ‘100% Woman’ campaign hosted by the Swiss Tourism Organization. This is a campaign to create an opportunity for women to step out of their familiar environment and actively take on challenges for new achievements and achieve self-realization.
As the ‘100% Woman’ campaign was announced on March 8 last year to mark International Women’s Day, it is evaluated that this event has a deeper meaning as it is an event specially designed by women for women.
The Swiss Tourism Board emphasized that “it is meant to awaken the power and potential of all women around the world and, in a larger sense, respect the human rights and rights of all women”.
Actor Lee Si-young, who set the world record, said, “It is very meaningful to represent Korea and participate in a place to support women’s new challenges.” “I finished the climb safely and successfully.”
The event was originally scheduled to climb the Alarinhorn, but was changed to the Breithorn due to bad weather.
Historian Marie-France Hendrikx, who participated as one of the Swiss representatives at the event, said after the successful climb, “This adventure, which only women participated, was an experience full of positive energy and enthusiasm. The history of mountain sports is this As a result of the event, a chapter written by a woman was added, making it even richer.”
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