Archive for November, 2008


Thursday, November 27th, 2008

We are so proud of our new team name that this blog post is dedicated to helping to provide you with the full NATAS SWET experience.

You would already have seen the chinese article through the link in the prior blog posting.

The launch of the NATAS SWET partnership was announced over a press conference at Campers’ Corner located at Capitol Building. We basically extended the shop all the way into the back alley by connecting several tents together. Throughout the shop, there were NATAS SWET photoboards, video, photos, standees displayed together with the merchandise.

It was a most interesting experience for guests of the event since they could even do a bit of window shopping. It was also a most fitting location for team events since we covert almost all the outdoor gear and apparels stocked in the shop.

The event was succinct. NATAS CEO, Robert Khoo and Team leader, Jane Lee both gave a speech on their thoughts on the partnership and sealed the sponsorship by planting an ice axe, bearing the new NATAS SWET logo into a block of ice.

Then came the news reports



Taken from my paper, 27th Nov 08



From ST online, 27th Nov 08



Radio – 938live, 27th Nov 08


Razor TV, 27th Nov 08


Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

We have secured a title sponsor!!!

SWET will now be known as the NATAS Singapore Women’s Everest Team.

Everest is finally a plane ride away…

More details to follow. Look out for the news tomorrow.


Trek to Everest Base Camp

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

18-Day Everest Base Camp (EBC) Trek
A journey into some of the most breathtaking sceneries in the world.

Home to eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is blessed with spectacular mountains vistas. The Everest Base Camp trek is justifiably famous, not only for its proximity to Everest, the world’s highest mountain (8850m a.s.l.) but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures, as well as colorful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other visual treats you can expect from the Sagarmatha National Park.

Everest, symbolically, embodies values of passionate pursuit, resilience, tenacity, and a sense of enterprising adventure. Our Everest attempt encapsulates our firm belief that passion and conviction can bring dreams to pass, passion to reality. In spirit, this expedition extends beyond mountaineering. Through our journey, SWET provides a platform for its members to attempt the seemingly-impossible, and we hope to inspire others to do likewise.

Join us at EBC
SWET’s Everest expedition will be a milestone for Singapore. You can be part of this historic event. Embark on this Everest Base Camp trek – your journey will bring you to experience one night at Everest base camp, something exclusive to members of this trek.

Traveling dates
EBC Trek Team A: Sat, 4 April to Tue, 21 April 2009
EBC Trek Team B: Sat, 18 April to Tue, 5 May 2009

Pre-requisite/s : Participants must be of an above average level of fitness, physically and mentally fit, with the ability to trek with a 8kg to 10kg backpack load. Experience in multiple day treks/camp outs, is an advantage. Participants shall have to participate in the team training/s organized by our appointed trek leader

Closing date: 15 February 2009
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