Datuk N.Mohanadas, the national climber who conquered Mount Everest in 1997, showered the 10 climbers of Keluarga Malaysia Everest 2022 (KAME 2022) with some words of encouragement as the team prepares for their upcoming mission on April 15th.
During the KAME 2022 flag-off ceremony, Mohanadas expressed that each climber must place high priority on security and be aware of their surrounding conditions along the journey to the peak of Mount Everest which is 8848 metres above sea level.
“Don’t neglect safety, listen to your body, If your body and health seems to not cooperate, you may take a break from climbing temporarily,” he added.
“The situation can’t be predicted when you climb. So, always follow the weather forecast. Not only that, various things can happen such as food poisoning, dehydration and so on,” Mohanadas advised the climbers.
Led by Azim Afif Ishak, 32, the climbers from various backgrounds will be joining the Malaysia Everest 2022 (KAME 2022) Family team for the mission to conquer the world’s highest mountain and set to prove the strength of unity is key to success.
Apart from Azim, KAME 2022 was also joined by Orang Kurang Upaya climber, Muhammad Hawari Hashim, 31, along with other climbers Ahmad Murshid Maktar, 35, (engineer); Ayu Wanirah Naharuddin, 29, (private employee); Rina Jordana Adnan, 41, (Assistant Youth and Sports Officer).
Also joining the mission were Oh Jin Heng, 37, (businessman); Askandar Ampuan Yawcub, 54, (Director of the Kedah Civil Defense Force) besides three policemen, Kanang Anak Usin, 42; M. Parash a/l Murugesu, 32, and Mohammad Hanif Che Ahmad, 28.
We wish the very best to all the climbers and may they conquer Mount Everest!