Update from the University
Team: Just two days ago, we were relaxing and enjoying life at Base Camp. Then
yesterday, the decision was made that the first team would be leaving on a
summit bid tomorrow. And I am in the first team!
Suddenly the pressure is on
Lindley and me. But knowing that we have come here well-prepared and are now
well-acclimatised gives me the confidence that we have what it takes to
Still, the weather has been
unpredictable throughout these past weeks. On our summit day, it may not be
what is expected. The weather may change, and quite quickly, too. We will have
to brace ourselves and draw on all our resources to counter any difficulties,
such as unexpected strong winds.
Despite these apprehensions,
I have to admit that I feel a certain excitement. After all, my team mates and
I have set our sights on this world’s highest mountain for the past three
years. And here I am about to embark on the journey of my life, and I intend
to give it my all.
The responsibility is on our
team to reach the top - first, Lindley and me, then the second group. Knowing
this will encourage me to keep going when the going gets tough. And I do not
underestimate that it WILL be tough.
But what will keep me going
is the thought that NUS has given me this chance in a lifetime. I feel
extremely fortunate - as I know my team mates do as well - to be here to live
And to other mountaineers in
Singapore, I want to say: Don’t give up your dreams. Big dreams DO come true
if you pursue them one step at a time.
Crossing the Khumbu Icefall, Nepal
National University of Singapore
2005 Everest Expedition team. Click the picture
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