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Olympic torch scales Snowdon on final days in Wales

05-30-2012 07:35 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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The Olympic torch has climbed the tallest mountain in Wales carried by one of Britain's best-loved mountaineers.

Sir Chris Bonington carried the flame to the top of Snowdon in Gwynedd, north Wales. It was on the same almost 11-hundred-meter mountain that the now-77-year-old mountaineer began his career in 1951.

Bonington says that while he had climbed Snowdon many times, Tuesday marks the first time he has used the Snowdon Mountain Railway to get to the top of the mountain.

British mountaineer Chris Bonnington holds the Olympic flame on top of Snowdon,
the highest peak in Wales, in Snowdonia National Park, Wales May 29, 2012.



Editor:Zhang Rui |Source: CNTV.CN

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