Giant on the move
More recently the Hong Kong native and his group, China Exploration & Research Society, have taken on a number of conservation projects in Tibetan areas of China — work that helped him land a spot as an Olympic torch runner last week.
Wong, one of Time magazine’s Asian heroes, carried the torch briefly on a section of the route in Qinghai province — home to many Tibetans — on June 23, opting for the lower-key destination to draw attention to his work rather than the more controversial leg in Tibet.
He wrote an e-mail about his experience to Reuters Taiwan bureau chief, Doug Young:
The Beijing Olympic torch is held aloft at the top of Mount Everest on Thursday in this image taken from television footage.