Friday, May 2, 2008

Greetings from Kota Kinabalu

Helloo..greetings from Summer Lodge, Kota Kinabalu. I was so busy the past few days that I finally manage to update my long-neglected blog (actually only 1 week of neglect). Anyway, flew to KK with a group of friends (total 10 of us) to enjoy the best of Sabah in the span of 10 days.

First stop, the city. As usual, KK is fun and beautiful. Since I have been here last month, not much of changes except that the rain has ceased somehow. Great.

Our main event for this trip is the climb to the top of Mount Kinabalu. We made our way to Laban rata in one piece and stayed in the spectacular Pendant Hut. This is a relatively new hut which is especially created for the people who wants to go on the world's highest via ferrata.

This is me with Timmy in the Pendant Hut pantry. The background shows the stony crags of Mount Kinabalu. The height is about 3500 m above sea level. Made it after 6 hours of uphill trek from Timpohon Gate. We met up with the trainers and they began to make us feel really at home at the alpine style lodge.

We had dinner at the Laban Rata resthouse. Part of the team (Khee Fatt, Dorcas, Fenky, me, Michelle, Chua and Jan Lyn) was seen eating al fresco in the cold weather while enjoying sunset. Awesome views man...

Upon reaching the summit at sunrise, we quickly made it down to 7.5 km mark of the summit trail for the experience of a lifetime..the Low's Peak Circuit. Although there are 12 of us from my team, only 3 of us managed to reach the meeting point at the designated time so we proceeded for the most thrilling descent I have ever seen or encountered.

Up next..stories from the really absolutely tough via ferrata...

2 comments:

darren said...

makes the days spent slaving away at the quiet sleepy TI worthwhile isn't it?

Anonymous said...

sweets and cute picture with orchids....u got nice boobs too..)=