During my 1 year off from work, I intend to climb various peaks all over the world as training preparation for my Mt Everest expedition 2012.
July 2011 – Mustagh Ata (7546m), Xin Jiang, China
Mustagh Ata is part of the Pamir Mountain Range and is located in the far west remote region of China’s Xinjiang province where ice meets with the desert. This climb is an excellent stepping stone for those who inspire to climb an 8000 meter peak.
Oct 2011 – Cho Oyu (8201m), Tibet, China
At 8201 meters, Cho Oyu is the sixth highest mountain in the world. It is located on the border of Tibet (China) and Nepal about 20 km to the west of Mount Everest. It is usually climbedas a preparation for Everest during the next season by climbers.
Nov 2011 – Ama Dablam (6858m), Khumbu, Nepal
Ama Dablam 6858 meters is one of the most spectacular mountains in the world and a true alpinist’s dream. Climbers consider Ama Dablam technically more difficult than Mt Everest herself. No Singaporean has climbed this mountain before and it’ll be a 1st for Singapore if my attempt is successful.
Dec 2011 – Aconcagua (6962m), Andes, Argentina
Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Western hemisphere and the highest mountain of South America, located in western Argentina, near the Chile border.
April 2012 – Everest (8850m), Khumbu, Nepal
Everest is also called “Chomolungma” by Tibetans, meaning “Mother Goddess of the Earth”and “Sagarmatha” by Sherpa people meaning “Goddess of the Sky”. Everest is the dream mountain of all climbers and is the ultimate test of human physical and mental boundaries. At 8850m it is the highest point on earth.