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 Mt. Everest 2005: The Singapore National University Team:  Success!


Update: Khong Lean returned to base camp today with expedition director Edwin and received a warm welcome. The two took their time leaving Camp 2, enjoying their last view of the Western Cwm where they sat and gazed for 30 minutes, soaking in the beauty of the mountains that they had been allowed to share.

"On the way down, I felt happy about the success of the expedition," Khong Lean said. "I am also glad that it was conducted in a safe manner with no injuries and casualties.

"I also thought about the three years of preparation. I think that for the five of us and as well as those members who had left the University, what is valuable is the friendship made and lessons learnt on the mountains as well as in Singapore."

E-Fung and Yen Kai, up at South Col, began their descent to Camp 2. E-Fung was none the worse for his frostnipped toes and wanted to come straight down to Base Camp. But he was told it would be dangerous to cross the icefall in mid-afternoon. So much as the duo wanted the comforts of BC, they had to spend one more night at Camp 2. Lulin

Meet - Robert Goh

Dr Robert Goh is a Principal Member of Technical Staff in DSO National Laboratories. Born on 22 September 1965, he holds a PhD in Aerodynamics. He and team mate Edwin Siew climbed Mount Xixabangma in Tibet in 2002 in alpine style, the first in Southeast Asia to reach over 8,000m without sherpa support and supplementary oxygen. Other achievements include skiing to the South Pole as Co-leader of Antarctica 2000 and reaching the South Summit (8,751m) of Mount Everest as a member of the Singapore expedition in 1998.

 

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