SINGAPORE: Two Singaporeans conquered Mount Everest in separate expeditions held last month via the North Ridge from Tibet, a route which has never been taken by any Singaporean. All Singaporeans who previously reached the summit of Mount Everest had done so from the South, via Nepal. Seasoned adventurer Khoo Swee Chiow reached summit on May 21. The 47 year old is now the first Southeast Asian to have made it to the summit of Mt Everest three times. His first was in 1998 and second, 2006. Meanwhile, the other climber is 46-year-old freelance travel and adventure writer and photographer Kenneth Koh. Mr Koh made it to the top on May 27.