Disabled duo to climb mountain


MOUNTAINEERS David Lim and Wong Ting Sern, both partially disabled, are determined to climb Mexico’s highest mountain to raise funds for the Society for the Physically Disabled. 

They hope to raise about S$100,000 (RM210,000) to buy a van for the society.  

The pair will travel to Mexico at the end of this month for a three-week expedition to climb the 5,700m El Pico de Orizaba (Mountain of the Star) next month. They intend to do it without professional guides or able-bodied helpers. 

REACHING FOR THE STAR: Lim (left) and Wong will be climbing the Mountain of the Star in Mexico next month without professional guides.

This is the first time a disabled team from South-east Asia will attempt to climb the dormant ice-capped volcano. 

‘We want to see how far two disabled people can go,’ said Lim on Tuesday.  

The cost of the climb will be between S$10,000 (RM21,000) and S$12,000 (RM25,200). – The Straits Times/Asia News Network  

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