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Ascents of two 8000m peaks in 2002 by disabled Singaporean mountaineer David Lim

Expeditions and climbs by David Lim and friends


Queenstown, New Zealand,Aug 6th

David’s latest speaking engagement to a multinational in New Zealand – continuing to inspire and energise corporations. Contact him via Everest Motivation Team for a presentation.



Photo: Otago Daily Times feature story Aug 8

Singapore July / August:
David’s hectic speaking schedule included involvement with the Mnistry of Education’s EduQuest programme – using technology and the outdoors as a living classroom, ASCENT 8000 brought new insights to hundreds of schoolchildren in the Northwest region of Singapore.

Singapore – 18 July:
David will be the guest on 93.8FM Newsradio channel’s ” The Living Room” chat show. Be ready to tune-in or phone-in your questions, 1030am – 12 noon, July 18th, Thursday.

Singapore – 12 June:
It’s been 2 weeks since my return. A superb end to this expedition was the meeting of many many old friends in Kathmanduin the evenings; catching up on stories and our lives. Pictured above are a few of them, old and new friends. L to R: Yuri Ermachek, Alexei Bolotov, myself, Gavin Bate and Alexei Rospopov.

An X-ray recently suggests I may have been climbing Shishapangma with a stress fracture in my right ankle sustained on Mera Peak – hence the awful pain. Until the next climb!


Mera Peak is located at the head of the quiet and remote Hinku valley, an area of the Mt Everest region rarely frequented by trekkers or visitors. Lim, Singapore’s first professional mountaineer, and his Nepali partner MB Tamang did not have the usual kitchen crew that all teams use in the Hinku. They travelled into Mera basecamp with just two porters.




Donkey’s Ears (c.3900m) on western summit plateau of Mt Kinabalu. Easy access, thin air, great views and multi-pitch climbs from your tent or hut. KK is located in the East Malaysia state of Sabah. A popular training ground for David. ’95 pic.




ASCENT 8000 ARCHIVED DISPATCHES ( 2002 Expeditions ):

Shishapangma (8,012m)

6 May, David and MB attempted to summit Shishapangma. They reached 7,600m before they had to turn back due to dangerous ice conditions. ARCHIVED REPORTS

Cho Oyu (8,201m)

From Advance BaseCamp, a 5 hour moraine slog to Camp 1 (6,400m) and then over 2 steep ice cliffs to Camp 2 (6,800m). A sustained 45 degree snow slope goes to Camp 3 from whence we will give the top a shot on the 18th May. ARCHIVED REPORTS

Mera Peak (6,476m)

On April 2nd, partially disabled Singaporean mountaineer David Lim summitted Mera CentralPeak (6,460m+) with MB Tamang. Crossing the 5000-metres Zatrwa La pass, David and MB will trace the traditional route east to Mera for a lightweight ascent. ARCHIVED REPORTS

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