70 year old third attempt on Mount Everest

There’s no giving up for Malaysia’s oldest mountain climber James Lee Chong Meng, as he has arrived in Lukla, Nepal yesterday – in his third attempt to conquer the peak of Everest.

James Lee Chong Meng

Photo (C) James Lee Chong Meng

Bernama reports, his spokesperson, Lee, 70, journeyed off to Kathmandu the day before, accompanied by a group of Vistage CEOs in trekking to Everest Base Camp (EBC).

In his first attempt back in May 2016, Lee had to call off his climb at the third camp located 7,200 metres above sea level, due to bad weather.

While his second attempt saw him climbing all the way up to 5,545 metres but unfortunately aborted the expedition due to health problems.

According to Bernama, Lee is aiming to send two messages to Malaysians in his newest expedition.

First he wants to encourage Malaysians of all ages to take advantage of good health by keeping active, and the need to preserve the environment.

Source: Malaysian Digest