Caffe Bene Himalayan Traverse Expedition 2016 in Nepal
Kinabalu One-day ascent , 23 August 2013. David makes the first 1-day mobility-impaired climb of Borneo's summit
Qinghai Virgin Peaks Expedition 2012: Tackling 6000m virgin peaks in the Tanggulashan area of Qinghai, China
1st Singapore Everest Expedition: online dispatches of the landmark 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition, led by David Lim
Aconcagua 2000: David Lim and Tok Beng Cheong tackle the Polish Traverse in Feb 2000, as part of David's comeback climb from disability
Tien Shan Expedition 2000: David and members of the 2001 Everest Expedition lead and trained a team of novices in the first ever Singapore expedit...
Ojos Del Salado - Chile 2001: The Everest 2001 Expedition’s major warm-up climb prior to the Everest climb in 2001.
Singapore-Latin American Everest Expedition 2001: A climb on the North Rodge of Mt Everest, led by David Lim
Climbing the fabled Mount Ararat in 2001: ” I was fascinated by the tale of Noah’s Ark since I was a kid. In 1986 I took the opportunity to tra...
Ascent 8000: Expedition to Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, two 8000m peaks in 2002 by disabled Singaporean mountaineer David Lim
Alpine Rock in Borneo -2010:Why We Need Heroes: Climbing with Borneo alpine rock with Sir Chris Bonington, the legendary British mountaineer.
Extreme Desert Crossing 2007:David and Shani make the 5th ever recorded crossing on foot of the Salar de Uyuni
The “Spirit of Singapore Expedition 2009”, makes 3 virgin peak ascents including the tough peak later named Majulah Peak
Iran Expedition 2006: Multi-peak ascents in Alam-Kooh, and a climb of the long north ridge of Damavand in the Alborz peaks.
Ojos del Salado 2005: The highest volcano in the world --"Of my many adventures and climbs worldwide, there are a few which taught me the lesson t...
Nike Timing Mt. Fuji Climb 2004: David, Ting Sern and Masaharu make an attempt on Mt Fuji in the winter from the Yoshida trailhead.
Mountain of the Star Expedition 2003: An all-disabled mountaineers’ ascent of Pico de Orizaba, 5700m, Mexico’s highest peak and North America...
Maccoffee Tienshan Virgin Peaks Expedition: David leads his team to make the first virgin peak ascents by a Southeast Asian expedition. The team cl...
Kilimanjaro 2011: David Lim returns to Kilimanjaro to climb it from the Rongai Route.
Elbrus 2003: Climbing highest summit of Europe - in 2003. David teams up with Grant and Rudolf in Russia...
Kilimanjaro Challenge 2004: Four disabled mountaineers atempt a remote route on the northern icefields of Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m), the summit of ...

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Descent to Third Caves Campsite 3936m. This day is the spectacular walk across the saddle separating Mawenzi and Kilimanjaro. But instead of heading for the Kibo Uts, we make a sharp right turn (or heading south) and drop down to the greener valley and camp lower down for better sleep. En route, we pass the wreck of a plane that crashed in bad weather in 2008. You can see the remains of the Rebmann Glacier in the top left corner of the Kili photo above

Kikelelwa Camp to Mawenzi Tarn Hut 4302m – a pleasant 4 hour trek uphill, traversing a dry river bed that still has a few senecios (lobelias) before rising up to the Tarn Hut campsite (see left). While only a small pond left these days, the campsite is spectacular, with views of Mawenzi above. In the evening, we took a sunset walk up to around 4600m for extra acclimatisation.
Ate too many salted almonds and suffered most of the night from gas – the realities of expedition life.

Left: the Kili team, l to r: David, Shani, Juliana, Maureen

Simba Camp to Second Cave 3487m to Kikelelwa Camp 3675m
[SMS received SG1408HRS] We reached 2900m, enroute to the Second Cave for lunch and then a long afternoon to Kikelelwa Camp at 3600m. It is going to be a long day… Weather has been goo so far. We got the first views of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mawenzi.

[SMS received SG 2243HRS] We reached Kikelelwa Camp at 4pm local time. An 8 hr day of treking. We walked thru heathland and traversed east. All are quite tired, but fine.. covering 12km from 2650m-3660m. Tomorrow is a steep climb to Mawenzi Tarn campsite at 4375m, with spectacular views from the saddle between Kili and mawenzi. Managed to wash my stinky shirt from the day before!

Arusha to Rongai Gate – trek begins.End at 2635m. :))) We started the day’s trek from Rongai Gate, 1800m. Was a nice walk until lunch. After that, the going was a bit more challenging.We will spend the night at Simba Camp, 2635m. The weather has turned cloudy and cool. We might get a bit of drizzle later. We are all in good spirits. No one has been eaten by lions yet. David & Maureen (via SMS).

The walk was pretty sweaty and humid to the campsite – but a mellow day in all.


Arusha – Arrived after a 5 hour van ride south of Nairobi and through the Namanga border crossing. No problems with our visas. Today: tooling around the town that is supposed to be the Middle of Africa – exactly midway between Cairo and Cape Town. Picked up a shady Maasai who appointed himself as an offiicial tour guide; ostensibly to pick up tips at the end of the day by showing us things we already knew. Took a while to shake him off. Friendly dude though. Picked up a Tanzanian SIM card, ate some cool chappttis.

Arrival in Nairobi on Jet Airways via Mumbai- 5 hour van ride across to Tanzania follows. 12:29pm, just arrived in Nairobi. It’s 16 degs and foggy. Nice start to this adventure. Cheers!! David (via SMS)

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