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KONG XIEHENG

Team Leader

Born in 1987, Xieheng started his climbing education in 2009 as part of the 8th batch of NUS Make-It-Real Mountaineering Club (MIR8) and is the first Singaporean to climb Khan Tengri (7010m, North route, 2012, guided). With sufficient food he climbs at about D/F6c/WI4+/ V 5.

His dream mountain is Laila Peak, and his dream climb is the Cassin Ridge on Denali.

Major climbs (alpine style):

  • Aiguille du Midi - Chamonix/France (3842m, Vent Du Dragon, 2021)

  • Mont Maudit - Chamonix/France (4465m, Kuffner Ridge, 2018)

  • Aiguille du Chardonnet - Chamonix/France (3824m, Forbes Ridge, 2018)

  • Sudarshan Parbat - Uttarakhand/India (6507m, West Ridge, 2016)

  • Mont Blanc - Chamonix/France (4809m, Royal Traverse, 2016)

  • Lobuche East - Khumbu/Nepal (6119m, Southeast Ridge, 2012)

Memorable attempts:

  • Trishul (2019)

  • Ama Dablam (2016)

  • Aiguille de L'M (2015)

  • Kang Yatse 1 ( 2011)

Milestone climbs (guided):

  • Aiguille des Pelerins - French Alps (3318m, Rebuffat-Terray, 2022)

  • Czuba nad Karbem - Tatras/Poland (1896m, Niemca Route, 2019)

  • Beinn Bhan - Scotland/UK (896m, Gully of the Gods, 2018)

  • El Pison - Riglos/Spain (933m, Espolon del Adamelo, 2013)

  • Vagakallen - Lofoten Islands/Norway (916m, North Ridge, 2010)

  • Store Jaegervastinden - Lyngen Alps/Norway (1543m, Normal Route, 2010)

  • Tharpu Chuli - Annapurna/Nepal (6553m, Normal Route, 2010)

  • Stok Kangri - Ladakh/India (6153m, Normal Route, 2009)

  • Friendship Peak, Himachal Pradesh/India (5289m, Normal Route, 2009)