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 David Lim: ASCENT 8000

Singaporean mountaineer David Lim, who was rendered partially disabled by Guillain-Barre Syndrome after leading the 1st Singapore Mt Everest Expedition in 1998, is making a bid to do a 'double' - climbing both Shishapangma and Cho Oyu without bottled oxygen this spring. The expedition, called ASCENT 8000 is aimed at pushing Singapore's  mountaineering frontiers as well as proving that being disabled does not mean being 'unable'. 
April 17, 2002: EXCLUSIVE EverestNews.com DISPATCH: Hi everyone. After 16 days on the march, we're back in Kathmandu; having summitted Mera Peak in deep snow and poor conditions on April 2nd; taking six hours from high camp to the summit. It was a cold day around
-20 degrees and with lots of lenticulars over the Everest region. North of us the skies were black and the summit gave us 10 minutes of clear skies before clouding over again. Owing to a bad pressure bruise on my right disabled ankle, I marched out with sandals for three days. Resting up here in Kathmandu, we are bombarded with daily news of Maoists attacks and so on although the only sign of it here is the much lessened
tourist traffic and quieter business conditions. My partner MB Tamang is
in great health and looking forward to the climbs ahead of us and we both feel very acclimatised by the Mera climb. We leave for the Tibet border for Shishapangma (first) and Cho Oyu on Sat 13th. Packing up here as we go. 
David Lim
ASCENT 8000
Singapore Disabled Ascents of Shishapangma and Cho Oyu 2002

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