Four S'poreans to scale Mount Everest to mark SG50

SINGAPORE - Four Singaporeans will scale Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, to commemorate Singapore's 50th birthday.

The team will set off for Everest Base Camp on March 25. They plan to summit between May 28 to 29.

The team members comprise Ms Yusrina Yaakob, Mr Seumas Yeo and brothers, Mr Ismail Latiff and Mr Zulkilfie Latiff.

The team, called Aluminaid Team Singapura Everest and formed in 2010, has been training for their expedition for five years.

Other than thrice-weekly staircase climbing and gym training in a simulated low-oxygen environment, they have also scaled peaks such as Cho Oyu in Nepal.

"We're ordinary Singaporeans trying to scale the world's highest mountain," said Ms Yusrina, a teacher at Temasek Primary School.

"We're doing this to inspire fellow Singaporeans that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything."