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Beautiful Mt Kinabalu, Malaysia (South Peak)

Beautiful Mt Kinabalu, Malaysia (South Peak)

I am always fascinated by mountains. I love mountains. They speak so much about life (will share another time). I have climbed a couple very low ones which took about an hour to reach to the top. The highest that I have climbed was Lochnagar, 1155m high, here in Scotland. The climb was tough but the mountain top view was absolutely stunning. But here I’m excited to introduce to you the most beautiful mountain in South East Asia, none other than Mt Kinabalu of Malaysia.

Low's Peak

Beautiful Mt Kinabalu, Malaysia (Low's Peak - highest peak)

My dear friend Anna, had just fanned my love for mountains when she told me she is going to climb Mt Kinabalu again. It has been my dream. I’m still keeping my dream alive to reach to the top one day, hopefully next year.

I knew Anna when I was teaching in the kid’s church. She was only about 12 years old then, pretty and shy at that time. But today, she has blossomed into a confident and gorgeous lady, graduating soon as a Geologist from Universiti Malaysia Sabah. I am just so proud of her!

When Anna shared with me her amazing Mt Kinabalu expedition photos, I immediately asked if she can be my guest blogger to write a blog post for me. Her answer was an instant ‘YES’! ” 2 days later, I received her interesting article and photos! I was totally amazed and inspired as I know she has a lot of studies and assignments to cope with. I really appreciate her friendship.

The following is what Anna wanted to share with everyone. Please enjoy.

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I am Anna and I’m a final year student in Geology at Universiti Malaysia Sabah.  The climb up Mount Kinabalu is done yearly by the final year students of my programme. I am so happy and proud of myself to conquer the tallest peak in South East Asia, Mount Kinabalu, in February this year. The original intention of the climb is to understand and apply the knowledge of Geology on the formation and characteristics of Mount Kinabalu but we treated it as a getaway and had plenty of fun.

I love the climb so much that I’m going again this May. When Mary asked me to be her guest blogger, I was just too happy to say ‘YES’. I can’t wait to share with everyone about the climb and the beauty of Mt Kinabalu. I hope that one day you will take the chance to experience it yourself. People all over the world, young and old have made it to the peak. I met a Japanese who was 70+ during my climb!

Mount Kinabalu is the very first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Malaysia and is the tallest mountain in South East Asia. The mountain itself is located at the northeastern part of Borneo Island or more precisely at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah; a state in East Malaysia.

There are three routes up to the mountain:

A. Via Timpohon Trail
B. Via Mesilau Trail
C. Via Ferrata Trail (The World’s highest via Ferrata Trail and Asia’s first via Ferrata Trail)

As a first timer up the mountain, I took the Timpohon Trail as it was the cheapest trail available. The rate I paid, as a Malaysian student, for the climb was RM300 (about £60). That included the fees of all sorts: accommodation, transport, mountain guide and meals. It is more expensive for normal climbers. The price varies according to seasons, type of accommodation and nationality. The climb takes 2 days and 1 night. You should consult the travel agent beforehand.

The advice given by the mountain climbing authorities is that you should consult a doctor before you try any climbing but for my own opinion, you know your body better than your doctor so if you intend to climb, know your body’s current fitness level and prepare yourselves mentally. Honestly, after experiencing the climb, it’s not so much of the physical that mattered although it was a given bonus; it was the mental that played the biggest part in achieving the climb. It was all about telling yourself that you can do it and most importantly talk to all the climbers there although you do not know them. They give GREAT emotional and mental support that drives you to climb faster up the the resthouse. Just a simple ‘hello’ or ‘how was the climb?’ would give you the satisfaction and anticipation to take a sneak peak of your destination.

Once you have decided that you want to climb the mountain, the first thing to keep in mind is that you would want to carry as little things as possible up the mountain. Otherwise you can pay the porters to carry your stuff up at the rate of RM4 per kg per kilometer. Some of the most important stuff you need are: a 500ml bottled water (you get to refill your water every 1km climb), chocolates or fruits for energy boost (although I did not eat any of mine since water was all I needed), headlamps, proper climbing shoes, winter clothing including windbreakers, headache/ altitude sickness pills, waterproof gloves and waterproof plastic (for your camera just in case it rains). These mentioned are the things you MUST bring and you can add on if necessary.

It took me 3hours 30minutes to climb 6km to reach the Laban Rata resthouse (altitude of 3272.7m above sea-level). Initially the climb was relatively easy but at the final kilometer to the rest house the air was thinning and breathing became slightly harder. The photo below shows the type of trail.

On the way up

On the way up

Depending on individual fitness level, some even took up to 12hours to reach the rest house. But my advice is to reach as fast as possible because dinner is served between 5pm to 7.30pm and you do not want to miss it. I reached the rest house at 3.30pm. Reaching early gives you plenty of time to take lots of pictures. Here is the picture of the resthouse.

The rest house

The rest house

The view from the resthouse is just spectacular! The picture below is the view from the balcony. The feeling of being on top of the world was overwhelming and in my mind I was thinking, “If heaven is located within the skies, God has the best view ever known to mankind and this is how it is like watching the world from above.”

Beautiful view from the house

Beautiful view from the rest house

After dinner, it is best to rest as early as possible because you’ll have to be awake by 1am in the morning to prepare so believe it or not, I slept at 7pm in my winter clothing because the accommodation I had was unheated. I had a mild headache so I took my headache pills and it was just a symptom of altitude sickness and it was mild symptom because after my body adapted itself, I was fine. I had some friends who had severe cases of altitude sickness where they felt light-headed, dizzy and nauseous and could not continue the climb in the morning.

I woke up at 1am and the ground temperature was at 4°C. This is the best time to look up into the sky and marvel the millions of stars staring right back down at you. The sky was just filled with them and it is like having Christmas lights strung across the entire sky and the only thing I had in mind was “WOW”. Supper was provided at 2am. Don’t eat too much to avoid stomach discomfort. I left the resthouse at 3am making my way up the mountain and it was all dark so headlamps are very important because you want your hands free to hold onto rocks and ropes. I took 2 hours and 20 minutes to reach Low’s Peak (highest peak on Mount Kinabalu) and I arrived at approximately 5.20am. The picture below shows how dark the sky was when I arrived the peak of 4095.2m above sea-level. It was very cold but all that mattered at that moment was “I MADE IT!”

At the peak at last!

At the peak at last!

It was so cold up there that I could hardly move because my feet and hands were starting to get numb. I should have listened to the guide when he told me to go slower so that I do not freeze at the peak. The temperature at the peak was approximately -2°C to 0°C and due to the dry season, there was no ice present at the peak. The guide told me that if I climb during the wet season, I would be able to see some ice but I believe it would be slippery if there was ice. The best part at the peak is to see the sun rise, everyone’s dream. At last, the sun rose at 6.15am! It was the most beautiful scene I had ever seen! See pictures on top.

Seeing the beautiful sunrise was worth all the cold because the entire horizon from the mountain was beautiful like there was no end to it. It was a straight orange line when the sun greeted us. At 7am, we started descending as it was getting hot.  Low’s Peak is the summit of Mt Kinabalu. The conical background is the shadow of Low’s Peak during the sunrise. The scene was totally phenomenal.  I have never seen such awesome beauty before. For your information, South Peak (picture on top) is printed on our RM1 currency note. There are many peaks but Low’s Peak and South Peak are the most famous ones.

The picture below shows my friends and I taking a short break before making our way down the dangerous/steep path.

Time to rest

Time to rest

I was not kidding when I said dangerous. They even have a warning sign there.

Danger sign

Danger sign

Just so you know what kind of climb you are dealing with, here is an overall view of it. The hut is actually a checkpoint to indicate you have arrived safely and there is about 200m to the peak if I am not wrong.

The rope to hang on

The rope to hang on

The next picture is the so-called dangerous zone where you MUST hold on to the rope and keep your balance.

Hold tight to the rope

Hold tight to the rope

My run down the mountain took 1 hour 20 minutes. I rested for a while in my room before heading off for breakfast at 9am. From there it took me 2 hours 30 minutes to get back to Timpohon gate, the place where we started. The scene on the way down was equally beautiful with a change in flora as seen here.

trail down the mountain

Trail down the mountain

Scenery on the way down

Scenery on the way down

Beautiful flora

Beautiful flora

Upon arriving back to the Timpohon gate, transport was there waiting to take us to the Kinabalu Park where a lovely certificate as waiting for everyone who had successfully reached the summit. For those that did not managed to reach the summit, a black and white certificate is awarded depending which level you reached. Here is my name tag and certificate!

Name tag and certificate

Name tag and certificate

On the whole, I did not suffer from any severe muscle cramps. I prepared myself well before the climb. I lead an active lifestyle where I work out at the gym 6 days a week. I also go for swimming, diving and other various activities and as a Geology student, I am always on the move.

The Mount Kinabalu expedition is just such an enjoyable trip. Not only have I learnt a lot geologically, but I have learned the wonders and beauty of God’s creation. I can’t wait to go for my second climb this coming May, this time via Mesilau Trail.

I hope I have inspired you to look at mountains with a different perspective and consider climbing at least one mountain to enjoy it’s awesome beauty.

Remarks by Mary:
I have been greatly inspired by Anna’s post. Every hill and mountain has it’s own beauty. The higher it is, the more beautiful it is. Once you have climbed one, you will never forget the amazing experience. I have a friend who lived near a hill. It takes about 1 hour to get to the top and she climbs it everyday!!! Mind you, she is about 55 years old!

Anna, thanks very much once again for such a beautiful post. I hope I can join you in your adventure one day. You are my inspiration.

Do you like mountains? Have you climbed any? If you have, what is your experience? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

Quote of the day……

“Live your life each day as you would climb a mountain. An occasional glance towards the summit keeps the goal in mind, but many beautiful scenes are to be observed from each vantage point.”

Harold V Melchert

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65 Comments

Jeena  on April 28th, 2010

Wow Mary you have achieved a lot in you’re life. I find this kind of scenery very beautiful, it must be breathe taking to look upon those views.

Lovely post Mary thanks for the great read. :)

sweetlife  on April 28th, 2010

Oh Mary what a truly beautiful post, Anna is such a wonderful soul, I loved her guest post and how happy she was writing her experience, I have climbed very small mountains but I am glad to have joined with anna..great post

sweetlife

Ellie (Almost Bourdain)  on April 28th, 2010

It’s amazing. Beautiful photographs. Sadly I haven’t had a chance to climb it.

sushma mallya  on April 28th, 2010

Lovely write up and so beautiful pics, …superb place…

Priya  on April 28th, 2010

Enjoyed reading, thanks for sharing those beautiful clicks, definitely a treat for eyes..

somewhere in singapore  on April 28th, 2010

Nice nice neh…

Angie's Recipes  on April 28th, 2010

Thank you for sharing such beautiful moutain pictures with us. They look just stunning.

Dongxing  on April 28th, 2010

Aah, this brought back sweet and nostalgic memories! I climbed Mount Kinabalu in 1996 on an impulse and I loved it. Watching the sunrise at the top was one of the many best moments I have had experienced in my life so far. I still have the T-shirt and certificate to show for it. One day, I would like to climb it again with my two kids and husband. Thank you, Mary, for sharing this post.

tigerfish  on April 28th, 2010

Suddenly I thought of this song with lyrics like “Climb every mountain…” …..I think it was in The Sound of Music :D

the lacquer spoon  on April 28th, 2010

Mary, thanks for the interesting story. It’s been ages since I climbed up (low) mountains, but we need to see nature on our planet sometimes during our busy foodlife! Joyful weekend :)

Belinda @zomppa  on April 28th, 2010

Super cool! I know what you mean by mountains - I am most at home there. I can’t wait to hear more about you and mountains. I think it’s so cool you are doing this climb.

Simply Life  on April 28th, 2010

WOW! What a gorgeous place!!!

kristy  on April 28th, 2010

I’ve never been to any mountain climbing so far! I live nearby Gunung Ledang but have never thought of climbing it. My hubby actually drove me & the children up with his 4 wheel drive instead, 3 years ago! hehe… It was pretty cold up there. But Mt Kinabalu is huge! I wonder if I can climb up there. I actually scared of height! *shhhhh…*
Have a nice day!
Regards, Kristy

Joanne  on April 28th, 2010

Thanks so much for sharing this! Both the writing and photos are beautiful.

Mary  on April 28th, 2010

@Jeena - Thanks very much, Jeena! The sceneries up and down the mountains are always breath-taking….worth all the sweat, pain or tiredness :D

@sweetlife - Thanks very much! I feel so excited to know you love to climb mountains too. Hope you climb more and share your experience with me. I think mountains just energise me :D

@Ellie (Almost Bourdain) - Thanks very much, Ellie! :D I hope one day you will get to climb at east once to experience the awesome beauty of it.

@sushma mallya - Thanks very much, Sushma! :D

@Priya - Thanks very much, Priya! :D

@somewhere in singapore - Thanks very much! :D

@Angie’s Recipes - They really do! I wish I’m there on top now! :D

@Dongxing - Wow…you did it! I just can’t wait to climb it. Heard so much about the beautiful sun rise. I hope my children will come along too when we go and climb. Would be so much fun to climb as a family :D

@tigerfish - That’s right….from The Sound of Music….beautiful song! :D

@the lacquer spoon - Totally agree with you that we should love and appreciate nature sometimes. It’s very refreshing. Hope you get to climb more and share your lovely experience with me :D

@Belinda @zomppa - Wow…that’s so exciting to know that you love mountains, too! The day that I climb, I’m sure my blog is going to be flooded with photos of my dream come true….haha :D

@Simply Life - It is! Just absolutely breath-taking! I cant wait to go for the climb :D

@kristy - If a 70+ man can climb to the top, I believe anyone of us can…hehe :D I think I’ll only need to think of him and I’ll get to the peak…haha :D It is cold at the peak. Just wear winter clothing and you’ll be fine. Maybe make a family climb. Maybe go for a low one some where first. For you, just look up and don’t look down :P When you descend, you have to go down backward…haha.

@Joanne - Thanks very much, Joanne! I really like this post….very refreshing to the soul :D

penny aka jeroxie  on April 28th, 2010

That is beautiful. I have done trekking but not really mountain climbing.

Roti n Rice  on April 28th, 2010

Great guest post and such gorgeous pictures! Never done any mountain climbing but lots of hiking in the summer and snow shoeing in the winter in the awesome mountains of Colorado at 10,000ft above sea level! Love the mountains and still miss it.

Christine@Christine's Recipes  on April 28th, 2010

Beautiful pictures and mountains. I always think that mountains can be an analogy of many aspects in our life.
Well done, Anna. You have conquered the tallest peak in South East Asia, showing that you have all the guts, skills and the determination.

divya  on April 28th, 2010

Thank you for sharing such beautiful moutain pictures with us. They look just stunning.

SathyaSridhar  on April 28th, 2010

Mary,,nice writing about the mountain dear,,beautiful pictures atlast you achieved the peak dear..

Anna  on April 28th, 2010

Amazing views, lovely story too. Just makes me want to go to South East Asia even more. :-)

Mary  on April 28th, 2010

@penny aka jeroxie - Thanks very much, Penny! :D Hope one day you get to climb at least one. You will love the experience.

@Roti n Rice - Thanks very much, Biren! :D That’s wonderful adventure you have. Hope you get to climb the mountains one day, especially with your family. It’s wonderful experience.

@Christine@Christine’s Recipes - Thanks very much, Christine! :D Anna is a true inspiration.

@divya - Thanks very much, Divya! :D

@SathyaSridhar - Thanks very much, Sathya! I hope to reach the peak of Mt Kinabalu next year :D

@Anna - Thanks very much, Anna! :D I hope you will visit South East Asia one day and have an adventure to all the wonderful places of nature.

Shirley  on April 28th, 2010

Thats a refreshing break from food! I did some mountain climbing in the Highlands when we were there. I think its Ben Nevis if I remember correctly. You really need to be fit for that.

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog  on April 28th, 2010

As an adventure runner lover outdoors and mountains, are fascinating!! So beautiful photos and paths for good trekkings :)

Cheers,

Gera

skip to malou  on April 28th, 2010

mary and anna, thanks for sharing… mary what a wonderful way to break away from food for awhile… although i would say this one is FOOD for the soul.. love it!

anncoo  on April 28th, 2010

Lovely post and I love all these beautiful pictures. I have climbed a couple when I stayed in Taiwan with a group of friends.

Delishhh  on April 28th, 2010

WOW, those are some amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing those.

Mary  on April 28th, 2010

I loved this post, Mary. I love the outdoors and Bob and I are backcountry trekkers. Thank you for sharing your friend’s adventure with us. Have a terrific day. Blessings…Mary

Kamalika  on April 28th, 2010

Dear Mary…Its a lovely post…The picturesque snaps has just stollen my heart…thanks for sharing the wonderful moments with us…have a grt day…

Cinda  on April 28th, 2010

Hi Mary! That’s where I live, Sabah! I’ve lived here for about 14 year but have never climbed Mt. Kinabalu. I’m very lucky to be able to see it almost everyday but only on one of those clear days. I can see it while driving on the way to my son’s school.
Beautiful pictures and well done Anna

rosebelle  on April 28th, 2010

The view is breathtakingly beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I’ve never heard of this mountain before now I know so much. I’m no hiker but I definitely would love the opportunity to sit high up on the mountain and forget about everything for a day and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Mary  on April 28th, 2010

@Shirley - Haha..it’s good to write about something different, especially about something that I love, for a break. It’s very refreshing and puts my brain in the right balance :D Ben Nevis is very beautiful too but it can be very dangerous because of the weather condition which can change any time. It’s wonderful that you did it. Climbing mountains is sure a test of our fitness :D

@Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog - What an awesome active life, Gera! Keep it up. It’s good for health and soul :D

@skip to malou - Thanks very much, Malou! Indeed you are very right…FOOD for the soul…love that! :D

@anncoo - Thanks very much, Ann! :D Wow…it’s awesome that you have climbed a couple of mountains. We should plan and go for a climb together!

@Delishhh - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment! :D

@Mary - You and Bob have a very exciting life…inspiring! :D I hope more people will get outdoors and do something and enjoy the beauty of nature.

@Kamalika - Thanks very much, Kamalika! The pictures have stolen my heart, too :D

@Cinda - Oh wow…you are from Sabah! That’s really exciting news to me!! I must look for you if I go there. You are there and you really should go for a climb. Maybe we should climb it together. It’s so beautiful! I can even dream of it :D

@rosebelle - Me, too! I would love to sit high up there and enjoy the awesome beauty around and above. It’s just so beautiful. I have to make my dream come true! :D

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Namitha  on April 28th, 2010

Spectacular !!! I love mountains too. Since we are staying near to the Rocky mountains, we, everyone in the family enjoy hiking and we are exploring different peaks in Rockies :-)But this hike looks so challenging and thrilling !

Faith  on April 28th, 2010

What a beautiful post! These mountain views are breathtaking!

Mary  on April 28th, 2010

@Namitha - That’s so exciting to live near the Rockies. The hiking must be so much fun. If I stay near a low mountain I think I will climb it every week :D

@Faith - Indeed it is! That’s why it makes me all the more want to go and climb as soon as possible :D

tasteofbeirut  on April 28th, 2010

Beautiful photos and inspiring post! Thank you for showing us Malaysia of which I knew next to nothing!

Sook  on April 28th, 2010

What gorgeous pictures of Malaysia! Such a beautiful country.

lequan@luvtoeat  on April 28th, 2010

Omg what beautiful pictures! Truly an awesome experience that one must at least once in their lifetime. We don’t have mountains where I live but I would live to experience this wonderful adventure once my kids have both grown up. Thank you to you Anna and also you Mary for this beautiful post. Anna you are an inspiration!

fimère  on April 28th, 2010

un magnifique reportage et de superbes photos
merci pour ce beau partage
bonne journée

Nisrine@Dinners & Dreams  on April 28th, 2010

These photos are so picturesque. I love Malaysia and want to visit one day, hopefully!

Velva  on April 28th, 2010

Anna: This was amazing. I know that this was a great accomplishment and should be so pleased and proud of yourself.

I am so glad that you agreed to share with us your journey. I felt so inpired when I was done reading thsi post.

Now, you know that you can climb mountains-nothing is impossible now.
Good luck to you!

5 Star Foodie  on April 28th, 2010

What an amazing experience and achievement by Anna! I loved seeing the beautiful mountain pictures!

Carolyn Jung  on April 28th, 2010

More beautiful than any postcard could be! ;)

noobcook  on April 29th, 2010

I was thinking of visiting Mt Kinabalu one of these days. Your photos are lovely. Thx for sharing :)

Mary  on April 29th, 2010

@tasteofbeirut - Thanks very much! Malaysia is a beautiful country. Hope you can have the chance to visit it one day :D

@Sook - Thanks very much, Sook! :D There are lots of beautiful places in Malaysia.

@lequan@luvtoeat - Thanks very much, LeQuan! I hope when your kids grow up, your whole family can go for a climb together to experience the wonderful beauty of mountains :D

@fimère - Thanks very much, Fimère! :D

@Nisrine@Dinners & Dreams - Thanks very much, Nisrine! Hope you’ll visit soon and share with me your experience :D

@Velva - Indeed, Anna must be so pleased and proud of herself. I would be jumping up and down on the mountain top…LOL

@5 Star Foodie - Me, too! The mountain pictures are just so beautiful! :D

@Carolyn Jung - Thanks very much, Carolyn! :D Indeed they are!

@noobcook - Yeah…that’s exciting to know! Hope you climb it soon and share with us your experience :D

yummy koh  on April 29th, 2010

Mountain top views are very awesome … I only managed Mt Ophir and it was already a challenge to me. Higher mountains can only enjoy the beautiful views from photos and post cards! Mary are you going to conquer Mount Kinabalu? 加油 - start training now…. ;)

shaz  on April 29th, 2010

What an exciting post by Anna! Such wonderful pics too. Good luck when you go Mary!

Mary  on April 29th, 2010

@yummy koh - That’s awesome to have climbed a mountain! The experience is unforgettable. Yes, I would want to climb Mt Kinabalu. I’m still training….both physically and mentally :D

@shaz - Thanks very much, Shaz! I’ll have lots to report the day I reached the peak :D

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beautiful photos and nice post!

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella  on April 29th, 2010

That was such an interesting read! Thankyou so much for sharing that and the beautiful pictures! :D

Cheah  on April 29th, 2010

What an intersting and informative article! Awesome pictures too. Thanks for sharing!

Lauren  on April 29th, 2010

Hi Mary, I know you must have a billion of these awards, but I have given you the Happy 101 award. You can find out more about it on my blog :) Hope you have a lovely day, and those mountains look so picturesque!

rebecca  on April 29th, 2010

wow beautiful post and I need to go to Malaysia

Tebonin  on April 29th, 2010

I love the first two photos very much. I never thought Malaysia has a place like that. Yea I wanna check it out as well.

Sidney  on April 29th, 2010

Hi, since long time din visit your site…your climb was really great…this also inspire me to try out as my company is organizing a trip there…however, we can opt to climb Mt Kinabalu…I think I would give a try on this..but scare that my stamina is not enough…sumore need to get winter clothes…haiz…

nisha  on April 30th, 2010

Beautiful post.

Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@peachkins - Thanks very much, Peachkins! :D

@Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella - Thanks very much, Lorraine! :D

@Cheah - Thanks very much, Cheah! :D

@Lauren - Awww…thanks very much, Lauren! That’s so sweet of you. Really appreciate very much! :D

@rebecca - Yes, I do hope you visit Malaysia one day. There are lots of beautiful places to visit :D I haven’t visited all of them yet.

@Tebonin - Thanks very much for visiting and lovely comment, Tebonin! :D Hope you can climb the mountain one day.

@Sidney - Wow…you are going there on business trip? That’s wonderful! Hey…give a try at Mt Kinabalu. It’s a friendly mountain to climb. You are still young I’m sure you can make it. Just go for some work out at the gym and prepare yourself mentally. Try and see if you can borrow some winter clothing but otherwise it’s worth to buy one. I hope you go for the climb and share with me the beautiful experience, Sidney! :D

@nisha - Thanks very much, Nisha! :D

sharon  on April 30th, 2010

Amazing journey!! And very inspiring, I want to climb it too!

Sidney  on April 30th, 2010

Thanks for the support…I will try to train myself to be fit enough for that…well, not going for business trip but team building with groups of companies….For business trip, i will be going to Hong Kong somewhere end of June this year…hope to get some good food there and share with you all….

food-4tots  on April 30th, 2010

I’d climbed Penang Hill so far. Hehehe! Mt Kinabalu is so beautiful. Anna, I’m so inspired with your courage to climb this tallest mountain in SEA. Keep it up!

Mary  on April 30th, 2010

@sharon - Thanks very much, Sharon! Hope you climb soon :D Would love to hear of your wonderful experience.

@Sidney - Wow….you are very lucky to be in such a good company to send you for team building trips. That’s exciting! All the more you must try to climb Mt KInabalu as you are already there….paid by the company! After the climb, you can have all the food that you want in Hong Kong, to make up for all the energy lost…hehe :D

@food-4tots - Oh…..Penang Hill is also very beautiful. I climbed that too……easy climb. Maybe one day you can try Mt Kinabalu. The experience will be totally different. I’m so jealous Anna is going again! :P

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