Aiming to be youngest Malaysian to summit Everest
MUHAMMAD Syahrulnizam Mohd Noor aims to be the youngest Malaysian to summit Mount Everest in 2024.
The 18-year-old reached the Everest Base Camp at the height of 5,364m last Tuesday, Utusan Malaysia reported.
Syahrulnizam said he started the ascent on May 31 with his father Mohd Noor Mat Amin along with a Nepali sherpa guide.
“I am determined to be the youngest Everest hero of Malaysia and currently I’m in training programmes arranged by my father,” he said.
He added that the technical training would be held in Nepal along the Himalayan range.
In 2008, Syahrulnizam was recognised by Malaysia Book of Records as the youngest stair climber to reach the top of KL Tower’s.
He is expected to return to the tower in August this year to take up a 24-hour challenge going up and down the building.