Lim is best known in Asia and abroad for leading the
1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition in 1998 which
succeeded in placing two members on the summit. The
climb captured the imagination of the entire country
and helped reset the parameters of what could be
achieved by the small and flat island nation. A week
after returning from Everest, he experienced a
life-and-death struggle with Guillain-Barre
Syndrome, a serious nerve disorder. The disorder
totally paralyzed and hospitalized him for six
months. David is now partially disabled as a result.
DISPATCHES: Just found an internet terminal (2 months
old) near my hotel. Primitive and slow but it works.
It's been raining for 2 days and we have been having
some cold and wet acclimatisation. We just spent 2
nights at about 3000m up the Jankom glacier near the
Adyl-Su peaks; about 15km from where I am based in the
Baksan valley. Some interesting snow trekking and just
keeping dry was a challenge!
has just had a plastering of 30 cm of snow and we are
spending (maybe) a day to wait for better weather. Folks
are bailing from the area although I am sure some will
tough it out if they are on a tight schedule A possible
schedule for us:
Rest at Baksan valley
11 Summit push to 4300m, near
the Garabashi/Diesel Huts
12 Acclimatisation hike to
Pashtukov rocks 4800m
13 Rest day
14 Summit day
We have the 15 and 16 as spare
So far, all is well although
Russian security and related checks are irksome and an eye opener to traveling
in this varied and fascinating country.
Food is typically Russian -
creamy salads, sour cabbage, meat ( and more meat ) and lunch today had some
stewed veal on offer. Great black bread
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