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GEC Mount Everest 2018 Updates

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GEC Mount Everest 2018 Updates

GEC Mount Everest Expedition 2018 Updates




Everest South Face, Nepal





The expedition to the highest mountain in the world will be schedule from 14th March to 2nd June, 2018.  Currently Global Expedition Club is busy in “Selection and Recruitment” process and also seeking “Sponsors and Corporate Companies” to participate in the various program listed like Advertisement, Products Sponsorship and Motivational Speech Engagement.



Program Updates


1.  The first meeting and talk about the expedition was held on 2nd September, 2017 during the re-union gathering of the EBC 2017 team members at E-curve.


2.  Meeting of first 2 members and their family was held on lunch at  Pavilion on 4th September, 2017.



Media Partnership

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Media Partnership

Media Partnership


I am the happiest when I am hiking and climbing mountains. Being in the nature and outdoor makes me a better and humble person. Check out the hashtag #ravieverest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.




  • Love Nature and Outdoor activities since small, living in a tropical jungle environment in a small village in Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
  • Alpine mountaineering starting in Year 1998.
  • Exploring all top 3 mountains and peaks in every country around the World.
  • Hope to create interest and awareness of every destination with high mountains and peaks around the world.
  • Have experienced being on Mount Everest Expedition (2), some 8000 Meter peaks and most of the Seven Summit and Seven Volcanic Summit.






Media Kit


My Social Media Statistics

  • Monthly Blog Page View- Google Analytics Screen Shot on Request
  • Twitter– 100 followers
  • Facebook Page- 1200 Likes
  • Instagram– 850 Followers


My Valued Sponsors (Selected List)

  • Mountain Hardwear (USA)
  • Columbia (USA)
  • World of Sports (Malaysia)
  • Bolle
  • Focus Point (Malaysia)
  • Goal Zero (Malaysia)
  • Hypergear (Malaysia)
  • Camelbak
  • Suunto
  • Salomon
  • Habagat (Philippines)
  • The North Face
  • Mount Denali with Rafulin Holding
  • Eva Air (Taiwan)
  • Inaugural Media Cruise on the Harmony of the Seas, in Southampton, UK.
  • Trip with Google Maps
  • Trip to Bhutan with MakeMyTrip
  • Trip to Kota Kinabalu with Silk Air/Singapore Airlines
  • Trip to Sri Lanka with Cinnamon Hotels
  • Speaker at TBEX 2016, Philippines
  • Invited on the Trip of Wonders to Indonesia
  • Dubai with flydubai
  • Sharjah with Air Arabia
  • #escapers17 to Singapore and Myanmar with Accor Hotels, Scoot and Asia Holidays
  • I have worked with many Indian hotels like Taj Safari, Suryagarh, JW Marriott, Umaid Bhawan Palace etc.

Links to A Few of My Stories

How to carry an Ice Axe

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in News | 0 comments

How to carry an Ice Axe

How to carry an Ice Axe



How to carry an Ice Axe



How to attach an ice axe to a backpack


To start, hold your ice axe with the pick and adze upright, at the top. Next, slide them through an ice axe loop on the back of your pack. Twirl the axe, so that the pick is facing inwards, and now flip the shaft up, securing it to the back of your pack.





We provide Alpine Mountaineering Packages where Ice Axe is an important equipment and climbers will get the chance to use Ice Axe.


GEC Lobuche Peak Expedition 2018



GEC Mount Elbrus Expedition 2018



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How to use Trekking Poles

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in News | 0 comments

How to use Trekking Poles

How to use Trekking Poles



Trekking poles (also known as hiking poles, hiking sticks or walking poles) are a essential trekking accessory used to assist trekkers with their rhythm and provide stability on rough terrain. All outdoor and trekking people must learn and experience on how to use trekking poles in a way that allows you to hike easier, efficient and save energy. Advantages of Trekking Poles. Most obviously, poles reduce the impact of hiking on knee joints and leg muscles. Arm and shoulder muscles support and relieve the leg muscles. … Furthermore, while walking on level ground, poles reduce the body weight carried by the legs.


1.  About Trekking Poles


Trekking poles have 3-section and one must learn to familiarise with how to adjusting the section and understanding the mechanism.

2.  Adjusting Pole Length


Learn to adjust the length according to the terrain. When we hike, we see many people do so many mistakes. Some are adjusted too long or too short.


  • Always start with setting the pole height so that when the tip is at your foot, your elbow makes a roughly 90° bend.


  • On three-section pole, set the top adjuster so the upper section is telescoped halfway. Then fix the lower section to achieve the desired height. Always make any necessary adjustments during trekking by adjusting the top section.



  1. Attaching your Poles


How to hold the poles play a big role in how one will use the poles. Put your hand up through the bottom of the strap loop and then pull the strap down by holding the grip.

  • Adjust the length of the straps such that your fingers land where they fit on the grips of the trekking poles.
  • Hold the grip loosely to prevent hand tiredness or wrist soreness .
  • Keep your elbows close to your sides.



Trekking Poles for Uphill


You are making a joint by using the strap as a strong, tireless ligament. Keeping your arms close to your sides conserves energy and keeps your poles right in the center or the trail.



  1. The Multiple Uses of Trekking Poles


Trekking poles are used primarily for balancing on uneven trails, saving energy during endurance trekking, support during heavy bag-pack carry, and reducing injury and many other functions:


  • Safety on rough trail or less used trails.
  • Looking out for dangerous animals.
  • Moving poison plants and other no-touchies plants on the trails.
  • Making a stand during trekking or outdoor rest.
  • Poling a tarp or tarp tent.
  • Making noise to avoid wild animals.
  • Bluffing off an animal attack (swing poles over your head).
  • Defending yourself in an actual attack.
  • Temporarily marking a trail.
  • Resting and stretching while standing.
  • Probing depth of water and mud.
  • Probing trail obstacles in the dark.
  • Stabilising a camera.





  1. Moving Trekking Poles Forward


Limbs attached, check. Now we have to move them forward, from “plant” to plant, as we hike.

Jog the forearm up slightly to cause the pole to swing forward and then back down to plant the tip. These minor motions get the job done with a minimum of movement and energy.





  1. Movement Patterns – 3 Types


  • Alternate legs: Hold a pole in each hand, grasping it lightly. Walk with the poles alongside you, letting your arms swing in natural opposition to your legs (i.e., your left arm and right foot move in tandem). Each pole goes forward when the opposite leg does. This pattern maximizes balance and lets your arms swing the way they do naturally when hiking.
  • Parallel legs: Each pole goes forward when the same-side leg does. This pattern provides the most relief to your legs, so use it to minimize leg fatigue and stress.
  • Double (or simultaneous) pole: Both poles move forward at the same time. This pattern is useful for stepping up or down, or as a change up.





  1. Making the Trekking Poles to Work


Trekkers must take advantage in using Poles. Use it to save energy on the legs and equally working on your upper body. A lot of pole users are not using the upper body strength during trekking. If your upper body doesn’t feel “worked” after an arduous trek, you are likely not using the trekking poles correctly.





  1. Three Basic Techniques: Push, Hold and Swing.


Depending on the terrain: flat, uphill and downhill, we adjust the length of the poles and we move on 3 basic movement. The Push, The Brakes and Balance and lastly The Swing Method focuses on what we want our poles to do for us:


  • The Push, which you might do on flats and uphill terrain.
  • The Brakes and Balance is necessary on downhill stretches.
  • The Swing, which you might choose on any flat terrain.



GEC Expedition 2018

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GEC Expedition 2018

GEC Expedition 2018 














Clothing For Day Hike

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Clothing For Day Hike

Clothing for a Day Hike





Going for a Day hike is a great way to get some fresh air, exercise every muscle in your body, and spend quality time with friends or family. Wearing the right clothing for a hike will help keep you comfortable and safe, so you can focus on your surroundings and your hiking partners.


Hiking Clothes


  1. Shoes and socks. Always use a comfortable shoes or hiking boots that is suitable for the terrain. For easy day hikes on well established trails, you can usually get by with trail running shoes or low hiking shoes that have a grippy sole. Many people also like wearing Mid-lightweight hiking boots if they want additional ankle support. Shoes must be well broken-in so you can avoid getting blisters. It’s also best to wear wool or synthetic socks when hiking, not cotton, because they absorb less perspiration which can lead to blisters.


Mount Kinabalu, Borneo


  1. Pants or shorts. Choose lightweight, roomy hiking pants that provide freedom of movement and will dry quickly if they get wet. Long pants or short pants are both good choices depending on weather conditions especially when weather change fast. Most hikers prefer convertible hiking pants with zip-off legs because you can quickly turn them into shorts if you get too hot or wear them as long pants for insect protection.


  1. Underwear. When hiking, it’s best to avoid wearing cotton underwear because it absorbs perspiration. The best way is to wear synthetic boxers or panties that will dry quickly even if you start to perspire heavily. It also helps to wear boxer style underwear, which can help prevent rubbing between your thighs.




Weather can change. Mt Kilimanjaro route to the summit.


  1. Shirts.It’s best to bring several layers on hikes with variable weather. A short sleeve for hot weather, a long sleeve shirt that can be worn over it for sun and insect protection and a lightweight fleece sweater for cooler temperatures. You going to perspire when you hike, so try to wear a shirt that will keep you cool and can dry when it’s being worn.  Also consider wearing a long sleeve shirt that has lots of pockets and can provide sun or insect protection if conditions warrant. When choosing hiking shirts, consider bringing a few different layers on your hike, like a lightweight shirt that can be worn along with a quarter-zip fleece sweater, in case you get chilled and want to wear something warmer.


  1. Hat and Sunglasses. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses if your eyes are sensitive to light. It’s surprisingly easy to get sunburn when hiking all day outdoors, so cover up with a baseball hat or a wide-brimmed hat to protect your skin and eyes. If you’re in the mountains, you might also consider wearing a UV Buff to protect your neck from sun or sunlight reflected off snow.






Some of the Essential Things 


There are many things need to be considered. The above are the recommended clothing for Day Hike but still need to prepare for weather change. We talk about the basic clothing climbers need to bring for Day Hike. We also recommend, climbers brings a bag pack 30L and add some important things like enough water for a day 2L, Headlamp, Waterproof jacket and pants, insect repellent, Sun block lotion, maps or GPS, snack and food, and some other personal medication.  Always check and make sure you have enough clothing and equipment before making a trip.

Ice Axe For Alpine Mountaineering

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Ice Axe For Alpine Mountaineering

Ice Axe – Mountaineering Equipment







An ice axe is an essential safety equipment for all snow / winter mountaineering. With proper instruction, it is easy to learn the basics and serves as a foundation for all subsequent winter hiking and mountaineering skills.

A basic ice axe is designed to be used as a balance and safety equipment when walking up or descending steep slopes, as a self-arrest tool for stopping an expected fall and down slope slide, a brake when glissading (sliding downhill on your butt), and as a retrievable snow anchor when you need to rappel down a pitch but don’t have a good natural feature to tie onto.



The first thing mountaineers need to understand is the difference between a regular, or basic ice axe, and a technical ice axe. Technical ice axes are used almost exclusively for climbing high angle ice. They’re much shorter than a regular ice axe, tend to have picks that are oriented at a much more acute angle, and are almost always used with leashes.

The basic ice axe is different from technical ice axes in the following ways: they are longer, may or may not be used with leashes, and have a much less acute angle between the pick and the axe handle. Another big difference between a regular ice axe and a technical ice axe is its strength rating. A basic rating, denoted by a capital B with a circle around it means that the axe meets specific CE and UIAA norms for strength and durability, suitable for a buried snow anchor or self-arrest. A technical rating, denoted by a capital T with a circle around it means that the axe meets higher strength standards, suitable for use in vertical ice climbing or anything the requires hanging and holding your weight.  These rating are usually stamped into the handle or head of an axe. Avoid ice axes that do not meet CE and UIAA standards.


Learning how to properly use a ice axe, particularly for self-arrest, requires instruction and lots of practice. It’s a basic skill for all winter hiking and climbing but it is easy to learn the basics and steadily improve.

Global Expedition Club have winter training program that will cover the above subject. If you’re interested in learning more about self-arrest techniques or in brushing up your existing skills, Please join our yearly program.

Inspiration – Determination

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in News | 0 comments

Inspiration – Determination




Determination at “Death Zone”



“Determination is a positive emotional feeling that involves persevering towards a difficult goal in spite of obstacles.  Determination occurs prior to goal attainment and serves to motivate behavior that will help achieve one’s goal.” At Death Zone, which is above 7900 meter altitude, our human body will have difficulties to survive with low oxygen in the atmosphere. This is where people will start give up and descend. Only the people with “Determination” will keep pushing themselves to the summit.


Determination makes the “Impossible” to be “Possible”. Every step I take to achieve closer to my Goal… due to my determination.



Ravichandran Tharumalingam or Ravi Everest, is a mountaineer who loves to share his journey to many peaks and mountains around the world. His sharing about success and failures in mountaineering and how many “Self Development Program” can be achieved through outdoor activities (trekking) or mountaineering journey.

All his sharing session is being considered very motivational and inspiring by many of his audiences of all age. Invite him and share his journey…..and be motivated.




The Maasai People – Kilimanjaro

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in News | 0 comments

The Maasai People – Kilimanjaro

The Maasai People



Ravi with The Maasai People


The Maasai People, an Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people who inhabit in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the best known local populations due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress.


They drink cow blood on special occasions – circumcision of a child, the birth of a baby and on the occasion of a girl’s marriage. It also is given to drunken elders to alleviate intoxication and hangover. The traditional diet of the Masai people in Kenya and Tanzania is derived mostly from their cattle. Though they do not often eat beef; they eat milk and blood, which is harvested by puncturing the loose flesh on the cow’s neck with an arrow. They insert a tube made of bamboo in the jugular vein of cows and suck blood.



The Maasai People and their Cow


Their diet consisting of raw milk, raw blood, raw meat and some vegetables and fruits, although in many villages they do not eat any fruit or vegetables at all


Most Maasai wear the color red because it symbolizes their culture and they believe it scares away lions. Also, most of the men wear the African blanket, which is a red robe, commonly known as the Maasai Shuka, a traditional wear associated with the Masai people of East Africa. These blankets are very strong, durable, friendly to the skin and very colorful. The women wear clothes that are colorful and decorated with beads. The women also wear capes.




The Maasai believe that Enkai intended all the cattle in the world for them, they place themselves at the center of the universe as the chosen people of Enkai. They believe that Ngai created three groups of people to roam the earth.



The Maasai Dance