Non-stop climb up Kinabalu in 8 1/2 hrs for mountaineer David Lim
Everest mountaineer is first mobility-impaired person to complete ascent in one day
Singapore mountaineer David Lim has become the first mobility-impaired person to reach the top of one of South-east Asia's tallest mountains in a single day.
Starting early on Friday morning last week, he took just 8 1/2 hours to reach the 4,095m-high summit of Mount Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah.
Most able-bodied climbers spend their first day going up part of the mountain, rest overnight, and complete the climb early on the second day.
A veteran of Everest and other climbs, Mr Lim, 49, became partially disabled in both legs in 1998, when he was struck with a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre Syndrome.