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From: Xinhua 2009-06-23 09:22:00
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1st Tibetan member of Antarctic expedition team returns home

Tseten Norbu, a Tibetan doctor of the Tibet Regional People's Hospital, recently returned home from China's 25th Antarctic Expedition Team.

Tseten Norbu, the first Tibetan joining the Scientific Exploration Team of Antarctic Dome-A, attended the setting-out ceremony held by the State Oceanic Administration in Shanghai on Oct. 20, 2008 and arrived at the Zhongshan Station on Nov. 28, 1,258 km away from the destination Dome-A.

Photo taken on June 18, 2009, shows Tseten Norbu, the first Tibetan joining the Scientific Exploration Team of Antarctic Dome-A, and his colleagues of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Hospital. As a doctor specializing in clinical studies and practice on altitude diseases, Tseten went to Antarctica with the 25th exploration team in 2008, giving treatment as well as collecting data for research, photo from Xinhua.

Under the harsh climate featuring alpine cold, oxygen deficit and frequent blizzards, Tseten Norbu helped his teammates conquer altitude sickness.

Having arrived at Dome-A on Jan. 6, 2009, Tseten Norbu and other 20 team members began to build a scientific research station. During the process, Tseten helped his teammates get rid of diseases, took part in logistics services and conducted studies on polar medicine.

On Jan. 27, the team finished the construction of Kunlun Station, China's third Antarctic Scientific Expedition Station. Members of the team started for home on Feb. 2, and arrived at Shanghai on April 10.


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