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David Lim, 38:

Owns a business specialising in leadership and motivational seminars.

David suffered from Guillain-Barre Syndrome ( GBS ) in 1998 and is now partially disabled in his left hand and both legs. His right leg below the knee is non-functional. Singapore’s most prolific mountaineer with climbing experience on steep ice, alpine routes, big wall and expeditionary climbs. Amongst his 40 alpine ascents and climbs worldwide are

Everest 1998 – Leader, 1st Singapore expedition, Southeast Ridge
Everest 2001 – Leader, Singapore-Latin American expedition, North Ridge

David has summitted on many major expeditions, some of which were:

Aconcagua-,6962m, 2000. 1st all-Singapore ascent of highest peak of the Americas,
Dhaulagiri VII, 7246m, 1996. 1st 7000m summitted by a Singapore team
Cho Oyu, 8201m, 1997. 1st 8000m peak summitted by a Singapore team

David also currently runs the Central Singapore CDC Youth Adventure Programme, From 1999 – 2000, he administered the CLIMB 2000 national mountaineering programme.

He is Singapore’s first professional mountaineer.


Wong Ting Sern, 44
Works as a technical manager in an airline company. Ting Sern is partially disabled from infant cerebral palsy and affected by loss of hearing, a speech impediment and balance problems. Despite his serious physical shortcomings, Mr Wong’s climbs have included:

Mount McKinley, 6194m, 1982. USA. First Singapore ascent of North America’s highest peak
Mount Foraker 1982 Infinite Spur, a technical route on a challenging Alaskan peak ( USA ),
Naya Kanga, 5846m, 1995. Langtang region, Nepal
Khatung Kang, 6400m, 1996. An expedition peak in central-west Nepal
Cholatse, 6443m, 1998. A difficult, technical peak in the Everest region, Nepal
Everest 2001 – technical officer of the Singapore-Latin American Everest expedition. Ting Sern integrated a satellite communication solution for the team and helped maintain it and sent regular online dispatches during the expedition.

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