(Singapore) Jan 7, 2005: Reached Fiambala, a small village at the foothills of
the mountains, after hours of sitting in various modes of transport. A bit
dusty from the travel. Tomorrow, I will be moving off by a pickup to the
trailhead at 3,600m. If all goes well, I will be starting my trek to basecamp
Ojos Del Salado on Saturday morning (Singapore time). For now, there's time
for one last shower!
Jan 6, 2005: All well here.
At the Aventura Inn, a hostel place in Buenos Aires. Good flight ' had a nice
seat down from Capetown since plane only half full. Of note, is the sweltering
weather 36 deg C and high humidity. Am off at the dawn flight to Catamarca
tomorrow. Meeting old pal Tommy Heinrich tonight for dinner downtown.
2005, veteran mountaineer, Everest expedition leader, and
David Lim will make a solo expedition to climb the remote peak of Ojos Del
Salado in Argentina.
At 6882m, " Ojos" is the
world's highest volcano, and the 2nd highest peak in the Americas. Ojos is
located in the driest desert on this planet, the Atacama Desert, and lies on
the Chilean-Argentinian border. The expedition will be from Jan 4 - 28
The expedition╣s aims include
demonstrating that being disabled does not necessarily mean unable. And if
successful, this will be the first time this peak is soloed by any Asian
David has been partially
disabled since 1998 from Guillain-Barre Syndrome and has paralysis below the
right knee and left leg.
No climber from Singapore has
ever attempted a solo expedition of a major mountaineering objective. In an
age where the challenge of adventure has been lessened by all kinds of
expedition aids such as support vessels, aircraft, air-drops of supplies,
porters, professional guides, the Ojos Del Salado 2005 climb will be a move
back to the essence of climbing: self-sufficiency, uncertainty of outcomes,
and calculated risk-taking
Digital Altimeter, Barometer, Compass and Thermometer. Time/Date/Alarms.
Chronograph with 24 hour working range. Timer with stop, repeat and up
function. Rotating Bezel. Leveling bubble. Carabiner latch. E.L. 3 second
backlight. Water resistant. 4" x 2-1/4" x 3/4" 2 oz. Requires 1 CR2032
See more here.