Khoo Swee Chiow: climbed Mt Everest in 1998.
In 1999, he skied to the South Pole, covering a distance of 1,125km in
57 days. In 2000, he completed the Seven Summits and became the 1st
South East Asian to achieve this feat. The Seven Summits are the highest
mountains on each of the seven continents in the world. In 2001, he
climbed Shishapangma (8027 meters) in Tibet without oxygen aid. Having
worked for Singapore Airlines in the IT division for 6 years, Swee Chiow
quit his job in January 2001 to attempt skiing to the North Pole. But he
had to abort the mission after 9 days due to some frostbite injuries.
Not one to give up easily, he made a 2nd attempt the following year.
After 45 days, he reached the North Pole. He is now the 1st South East
Asian and the 4th person in the world to complete The Adventure Grand
Slam, that is, the South Pole, the North Pole and the Seven Summits.
Besides planning, organizing and training for expeditions, Swee Chiow
gives motivational talks to a wide range of audience from schools to
corporations. He is also in the process of writing a book on his
adventure journeys. The title is called “Dare To Dream”.
Dr Robert Goh
is a unique
combination of aerospace scientist, high-altitude mountaineer, mentor and
motivational speaker. His string of successful adventures includes man-hauling
to South Pole, an alpine ascent of Xixabangma’s central summit (8012m), and
summiting Cho Oyu (8201m) without oxygen. Believing in pushing limits,
chooses to climb high mountains, especially those in the Himalayas above
8,000m, with little or no support. But he also arms himself with the
skills and mental strength to overcome obstacles. This approach has
helped him survive life-threatening situations such as being trapped in
gale-force winds, falling into crevasses and being hit by an avalanche.
His way of embracing life’s challenges has inspired his audiences and
imbued them with a strong sense of self-belief.
David Lim is best known in Asia and abroad for leading the 1st Singapore
Mt Everest Expedition in 1998 which succeeded in placing two
members on the summit. The climb captured the imagination of the
entire country and helped reset the parameters of what could be
achieved by the small and flat island nation. A week after
returning from Everest, he experienced a life-and-death struggle
with Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a serious nerve disorder. The
disorder totally paralyzed and hospitalized him for six months. David
is now partially disabled as a result. His return to the great
mountains of the world has been huge struggle and a constant
source of inspiration and new insights into leadership and
personal empowerment. Combining his media, legal and
mountaineering background, David lectures internationally, sharing
his views and thoughts about life-management skills, overcoming
obstacles and leadership. He also presents uniquely Asian
perspectives on international expeditions Popular lecture topics
include A View From the Top: Lessons From Mt Everest.
Ever since Jamling Tenzing
Norgay’s father, Tenzing Norgay, told his son, “I climbed Everest
so that my children wouldn’t have to.” Jamling had been seized by a
passion to follow in his father’s historic footsteps -- to step onto Mount
Everest’s icy skin and learn the lessons she has to teach. Destiny
reserves the telling of some tales for certain people. In the
illustrated presentation, Touching My Father’s Soul – An Odyssey to the Top of
Everest, Jamling brings to life a profound and compelling adventure,
interweaving the lives of a family, a mountain and a people, and of climbers
facing nearly insurmountable obstacles. It is a story of disaster,
triumph, professionalism and the resilience of the human spirit.
"Tashi Tenzing and his lectures
about the Sherpas of Everest is right up there with the best! He speaks well,
has a good sense of humor, has interesting observations on the Imperialist
treatment of Sherpas, a great historical section, but his ascents of Everest
and the adventures he had make for a good climax to an excellent talk. I
thoroughly recommend him to you."
Steve Berry, Managing
Director HIMALAYAN KINGDOMS LTD.
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