mountaineer David Lim, 40, climbed Ojos del Salado ( 6882m ) on Jan 20th,
2005 solo. This was after a first abortive summit bid on the 18th where he
turned back in the face of strong winds and bad weather. The tour -de
-force 25-day solo expedition saw him making a 6 km push from his
Argentinean desert base camp with a 22kg load to a 5700m high camp, and then
launch the two summit bids on a mountain that was completely devoid of other
Climbing in the pre-dawn hours ( 3am start ), he reached the summit at 230pm
and descended over the following six hours back to his camp site, navigating
using a map and GPS unit. Ojos del Salado straddles the Argentina-Chile
borders. Using the latest Salomon Pro Thermic climbing boots and the special
custom ankle for orthotics by Seattle Systems, he endured extreme sub-zero
conditions for most of the pre-dawn hours
The route encompassed rock, soft snow and ice. Lim succeeded unscathed except
for a shoulder-back strain and loss of feeling in both hands due to mild
Earlier on the 17th, he had climbed Volcan del Viento ( 6120m ) solo as
preparation of the Ojos climb.
The climb has attracted attention in Argentina with a full page feature in the
El Ancasti newspaper ( Jan 21st ) and national evening television news (¨Chronica´Jan
27th ) - where Lim gave an interview in Spanish about the climb.
The climb is dedicated to
raising Singapore climbing excellence as well as showing being disabled does
not mean being unable to achieve significant goals.
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