On 1 Nov 2016, only four of the team members – Marcus, Albert, YS and KC – made it to the peak of Mount Siguniang 2nd Sister Peak (ErFeng). Standing at 5,276m in the Sichuan Province, it is only 88 meters lower than Mount Everest Base Camp.
With two nights of camping in freezing cold environment, we started the final ascent from the ErFeng base camp 4,200m at 3:00 a.m. and arrived at the peak at 8:45 a.m. after about 6 hours of tough climb in the freezing cold mountains.
The weather has been very kind to us: it was a fine weather without any snowing other than the snow that was accumulated on the ground days earlier.
The other four team members who could not made it were affected by AMS (mountain sickness) though they have tried very hard in their training and the acclimatisation process.
Team Lead: Eddie of The Guide Proshop, Melawati.
(left): YS Tan, Marcus Ng, Albert Khoo, KC Leong
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