Handicapped climber aiming to scale Kinabalu in a day for charity

Veteran Everest mountaineer David Lim will attempt to reach Kinabalu's 4,095m summit in one day to solicit donations for the Society of the Physically Disabled (SPD). -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG
Veteran Everest mountaineer David Lim will attempt to reach Kinabalu's 4,095m summit in one day to solicit donations for the Society of the Physically Disabled (SPD). -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM WUI LIANG

He may not have fully functioning legs, but there's no mountain high enough to keep 49-year-old David Lim from climbing Mount Kinabalu for charity.

A veteran Everest mountaineer who has already scaled Kinabalu eight times, Mr Lim will on Friday attempt to reach Kinabalu's 4,095m summit in one day to solicit donations for the Society of the Physically Disabled (SPD). Most climbers usually take two to three days to complete the climb.

"I see it as climbing for those who can't," said Mr Lim, who has personally donated $4,095 to his own cause and hopes to get more people on board.

Mr Lim, whose legs are partially disabled due to a rare nerve disorder, will be the first mobility impaired person to climb Kinabalu in a day if he succeeds.

Interested parties may donate at the following link: https://www.sggives.org/SGGives_P_CharityDetails.aspx?CharityID=31d32050-b1a2-4173-93d0-48580b571a8d.

All donations - 100 per cent of it - go directly to SPD.