18 Felda settlers' children leaves for Nepal

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SEPANG: Some 18 children of Felda settlers had left for Nepal this morning to undergo three weeks of SEPANG: Some 18 children of Felda settlers had left for Nepal this morning to undergo three weeks of mountain climbing training to prepare for their KS7B FELDA Mount Everest Expedition due this coming April.to prepare for their KS7B FELDA Mount Everest Expedition due this coming April.

 
Expedition director Muhamad Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin said the group, which left for the mountainous country this morning, would be exposed to gruelling technical climbing in cold temperature over an altitude of at least 6,000 metres to acclimatise themselves with the foreign climate, food and culture.
 
He said of the 18, which was shortlisted among hundreds of mission applicants, only 5 (two women and three men), most in their twenties, would be selected to ascend to Mount Everest’s summit.
 
He said the group had previously undergone four mounts of training in Malaysia’s highest peaks such as Mount Kinabalu, and the Titiwangsa Mountain Range.

“The purpose of the entire expedition is to show the country and the world that the children of Felda settlers could reach great heights and embark on a challenging adventure,” he said when met at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, here, this morning.

Felda's climbers listening to the Prime Minister's Press Secretary, Datuk Akmar Hisham Mokhles's (left) word of wisdoms before leaving for the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal for their Felda Everest 2013's final phase training at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). NSTP/Fariz Iswadi Ismail

Felda's climbers ready to leave for the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal for their Felda Everest 2013 final phase training at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). -- NSTP/Fariz Iswadi Ismail.


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