You may not have seen him in our pictures, or notice him at the airport send-off, but Mr Lim Kim Boon is an integral part of the team.
Mr Lim Kim Boon, the team’s capable base camp manager
Kim Boon is our capable Base Camp Manager, training coach, advisor, team liaison officer, and our beloved 7th member. He is one of the pioneers who started the rock climbing sport in Singapore back in 1980s, and has been actively involved in our sport climbing and mountaineering scene since.
Kim Boon has been with us since the formation of the team 5 years ago, and has been selfless in imparting his advice and skills. He was Advisor to the 2005 NUS Centennial Team and a member of the Premier Taxi Everest Without Oxygen Team in the same year. Currently based in the UK, Kim Boon has been conducting ice-climbing courses in Sichuan, China since 2003. We’ve been to several of his ice-climbing courses which have proven greatly beneficial to our climb on the Lhotse Face up to Camp 3.
Kim Boon in discussion with our Sherpa, Kami
Last but not least, it is because of Kim Boon that we’re able to call Everest Base Camp our comfortable ‘home’ for the past few weeks. From great advice to nifty improvements to our living conditions, we’ve been blessed by Kim Boon’s presence.
Thank you, Kim Boon!
Kim Boon with our Sherpas Dawa, Jamling and Kami (L-R)