2016 – Media Appearances

Media Coverage and Appearance in Year 2016

Borneo Bulletin 

On 23 August 2016, Borneo Bulletin write up the stories about Ravichandran known as Ravi Everest Malaysia, who is the first Malaysian to conquer Mount Everest led Mount Kilimanajaro Expedition 2016 with 6 members. One of the climber is  Bruneians. They are passionate and patient and are following their dreams to hit Mount Everest, the highest peak in earth.

Borneo Bulletin front page

Borneo Bulletin front page

Borneo Bulletin

Borneo Bulletin

Sin Chew Daily

On 10 July 2016 Sin Chew Daily Newspaper Ravichandran known as Ravi Everest share his knowledge and experience with mountain guided in improving mountain guides knowledge to increase the services. Ravi share the tips to avoid acute mountain sickness (AMS) when you in higher altitudes such as the areas around mountains, many changes are observed in the environment that can affect you. These include cold, low humidity, increased UV radiation from the sun, decreased air pressure, and reduced oxygen saturation. Altitude sickness is our body’s response to the low air pressure and oxygen typically occurring at altitudes over 8,000 ft. Ravi also remind the climbers to descend from the summit Mount Kinabalu with safely.



The Brunei Times Newspaper

On 27 May 2016,The Brunei Times one of newspaper published in Brunei Darussalam write a story five Bruneian Trekkers trek to Annapurna Base camp not once but twice and in a span of one day under the guidance Ravichandran Tharumalingam  known as Ravi Everest.



Borneo Bulletin Newspaper

On 12 March 2016 Ravichandran Tharumalingam also known as Ravi Everest is invited to Brunei to share more knowledge of the outdoors and mountaineering. He also was bringing 30 mountaineers from the region including Brunei for the Malaysia-ASEAN Mt Kinabalu Climb 2016 on March 17-20 in Sabah. He also hope that Brunei highest peak, Bukit Pagon could be more accessible for the public with increased facilities provides on the site. This article published by Borneo Bulletin one of daily English-English newspaper in Brunei.


Borneo Bulletin Newspaper

On 17 Mac 2016 Ravichadran Tharumalingam, the Malaysian Mountaineer was impressed with the trail of the Tasek Lama Recreational Park, Brunei which was good enough for endurance and strength training including cardio training. He was visiting Brunei and took the opportunity to take a hiking session with locals at Tasek Lama Recreational Park and Bukit Shahbandar Recretional Park.  Ravi also suggested some simple modification of training will be made and he will design a training module for the local hikers. Ravi will be bringing over 30 mountaineers from the region including Brunei for the Malaysia-ASEAN Mt Kinabalu Climb 2016. Published by Borneo Bulletin.


The Borneo Post

On 17 March 2016,  Ravichandran Tharumalingam works with Sabah Parks and Sabah Tourism to promote Mount Kinabalu as the next ASEAN high altitude destination. Ravi has said the climb up Mt Kinabalu was hard, but the journey was short and most logical as all the facilities, including transportation, food, cheap or expensive accommodation was provided. Ravi will be bringing an ASEAN team to climb Mt Kinabalu as the next ASEAN high altitude destination.

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BRUNEI LIVE NEWS (Radio Television Brunei or RTB)

On 11th. March, 2016, Radio Televisyen Brunei or known as RTB, interviewed Ravichandran during his Brunei Mountaineering Speech and went on live on 11th. night and repeated on 12th. March. It was an inspiration interview to many young listeners in Brunei. The Live News on RTB.

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New Sabah Times Newspaper

On 18 March 2016,  Ravichandran Tharumalingam are leads 32 climber for a GEC High Altitude Training Level 3 at Mt Kinabalu from March 17-19. The main objective of the program is to overcome acute mountain sickness (AMS). Published by New Sabah Times Newspaper.


Malaysia Live News – (Radio Televisyen Malaysia or RTM)

On 16th. March, 2016, Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) interviewed  Ravichandran during his “Meet The Press” event after his speech “My Everest Journey” at Institute of ART, Sabah. Many young people were inspired after his 2 hours speech. The link for his interview on News on RTM 1 :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LReTWhY7sA


Mountain Torq Promo Video Shooting

On 15th. January, 2016, The Mountain Torq invited Ravichandran for the Promo Video Shooting and being interviewed on the Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Low’s Peak Circuit. The Promo Video is at : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utONlcgolCA




See Hua Daily Newspaper, Malaysia

On 13th November, 2016, See Hua Daily Newspaper in Malaysia interviewed Ravichandran on his mountaineering passion and his achievements.

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Sin Chew Daily Newspaper

On 25th. January, 2016.  Sin Chew Daily Newspaper reporter take the opportunity to interview and published an article on Ravi and on Mount Kinabalu – Mountain Torq Re-opening.