Saturday, 25 May 2019

Exceptional people: Mountaineer Khoo Swee Chiow becomes first South-east Asian to climb world’s three highest peaks

Image from his facebook account

Singaporean mountaineer Khoo Swee Chiow, 55, has become the first South-east Asian to successfully scale the world’s three highest peaks  — Everest, K2 (1st Singaporean to reach peak of K2 on 31 July 2012) and Kangchenjuga.

Khoo, in a press release on May 22, said he conquered Nepal’s 8,586m Mount Kangchenjuga on May 15, 2019.

About 7,000 people have reached the top of Everest, but only 420 have successfully climbed Kangchenjunga, Khoo said.


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