an expedition of Mt. Everest
underway by a joint team comprised of Singaporeans and a Brazilian. Since late March, they’ve been making their way to Mt. Everest, acclimatizing and readying themselves for an ascent up the infamous Himalayan mountain peak. All the while, they’ve been staying in touch with folks on the Internet using technology provided by Apple, a sponsor of the expedition.
The expedition is comprised of David Lim, Mohd Rozani bin Maarof, Tok Beng Cheong, Wong Ting Sern and Gil Francisco Piekarz. Are all experienced climbers from different walks of life — media consultancy, computer science, and geology. The core of the team comes from the Mountaineering Society of Singapore (MOSS).
The team left Kathmandu, Nepal in late March and traveled the overland route to the Everest Base Camp following a road that leads onward to Lhasa. The team’s combined experience includes previous ascents of Everest, Aconcagua (the tallest peak in the Americas), Mt. McKinley, and other peaks around the world.
The team hopes to stage an ascent of the north face of Everest some time in late May, leaving from a camp set up on North Col, a ridge that links Everest with another peak, Changtze.
The Web site is chock full of information about the expedition, from the route and the team’s members to details on the expedition itself, provided in regular dispatches posted just about every day since the expedition began more than a month ago.
Apple is one of several main sponsors of the expedition that including Canon, Singapore Technologies, and other companies.
“Apple Computer, Inc. provides us with a complete IT solution for sending and retrieving e-mails and also uploading of data and edited video clips from the expedition,” noted the team on its Web site. “The package includes state-of-the art laptops and software.”
More details be had from the