Spirit of Singapore Expedition 2009

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The “ Spirit of Singapore Expedition 2009”, intends to climb several virgin peaks in the Tien Shan mountain range in Central Asia. Stretching across large tracts of China (Xinjiang), Kazakstan and Kyrgyzstan, the Tien Shan range contains one of the highest concentrations of unclimbed peaks in the world. The expedition will focus on peaks in the Sary Dhaz range, a quiet, rarely frequented area, and far from the popular 7000m peaks in the area.

The 2009, the Expedition will not only attempt more virgin peaks than the 2005 exhibition, but will also attempt the first ascent of an unnamed peak, thought to be 5000-6000m in height, which has been dubbed “The Razor” on a prior aerial reconnaissance. This would be highest unclimbed peak attempted by a Singapore team

Climbing virgin peaks represents some of the boldest and imaginative mountaineering available in the world. It takes the climber into a realm of uncertainty and risk. In pursuit of  new frontiers this exhibition exhibits the spirit of KB Associates and KB Access by seeking new challenges and striving to the highest level of Professionalism and Safety. We are proud to be a sponsor to this exhibition which Mohd Rozani (KB Access Pte Ltd) Senior Rope Access Technician trainer is taking part in; We all wish them every success with their ascent of new peaks and a safe return to Singapore in August; The Team consist of:-



David Lim: Singapore's most prolific mountaineer, with over 60 alpine ascents and expeditions including leading the 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998, and the second (from the north ridge, 2001) Singapore Everest expedition. Partially disabled from Guillain Barre Syndrome since 1998, he continues to inspire thousands through his seminars and presentations, and is one of Asia's leading motivational coaches and speakers. Made the first all-Singapore ascent of Aconcagua, the highest peak in North and South America in Feb 2000, soloed Ojos del Salado ( 6893m ) in 2005, and many South East Asian mountaineering ' firsts'.To learn more, see his FAQ page from 2002.


Mohd Rozani, high ropes access specialist. A member of the 1st Singapore Everest Expedition in 1998. He set an oxygen-free record when he climbed to 7950m on Everest's North Ridge in 2001. Led expeditions to train novice mountaineers in the Tien Shan ranges (2000) and Nepal (2004). A member of the successful 2005 Maccoffee Tien Shan virgin peaks expedition. Known as the 'technician' of the team, his technical climbing skills are often brought to bear on the crux of a climb.


Grant Rawlinson, Sales manager, is a Singapore permanent resident, and originally from New Zealand. Grant has made numerous ascents in the NZ Alps, including ascents of Mt Aspiring. His expeditionary experience includes lightweight ascents of Damavand's north ridge, Takte-Rostam, Mt Elbrus and the difficult Polish Glacier Direct route on Aconcagua (6962,m). Grant brings sensibility, and a wicked, sick sense of humour when the expedition needs a lift.


Best Regards

Darren Brunton CMIOSH
Managing Director
KB Access Pte Ltd

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