Mass climbing event scales new S’pore record of 11, 872 metres climbed in 4 hours

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Mass climbing event scales new S’pore record of 11, 872 metres climbed in 4 hours

450 people turned up to take part in a mass climbing event held in Tampines, Together We Climb Out Everest. The event saw a new Singapore record for combined climbing height of 11, 872 metres in just four hours.
This figure was achieved surpassing the target of 9,000 metres and also well above Mount Everest’s height of 8,842 metres.

The record was broke during the Games Involving Fitness and Teamwork (GIFT) Carnical II held today, August 15 at Springfield Secondary School.

As an annual event held by Tampines West Constituency Club (CSC), six schools in Tampines, Tampines Primary School, Junyuan Primary School, East View Primary School, Junyuan Secondary School, Tampines Secondary School and Springfield Secondary School took part in this record-breaking event.

Guest of Honour, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, graced the occasion and even took part by flagging off the first wave of climbers.

The first wave of the Mass Climbing Event comprised Joanne Soo, a member of NATAS Singapore Women’s Everest Team, climbers from the six schools and Tampines West CSC.

Mr Dick Hui
BBM, Chairman of Tampines West CSC hopes that this Singapore Record will inspire more students of the six schools in Tampines West to take up adventure sports and in particular rock wall climbing.

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