but this time i bring along my family..
Mount Kinabalu is a prominent mountain on the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. It is located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah and is protected as Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site – Wikipedia
oh well.. let the photos do the talking
fresh start at Mersilau Gate around 8am, 24th November 2012
still smiling at 5km mark
T junction.. right – descending for Timpohon Gate & left – ascending to Laban Rata & the summit
yesss.. 6km done! another 2km to go
500m to go! steep – steeper – steepest
take 5! last 1km to the resthouse
we arrived Laban Rata almost 5pm – located at 3,272 metres above sea level (+/-3km before summit), Laban Rata offers climbers warm lodgings & hot meals before & after climbing to the peak.
Laban Rata Resthouse 3,272 meters above sea level
dinner & supper before start climbing to the peak at 2:30am
beautiful sunset at the resthouse
we reached at the peak of Mount Kinabalu after 4 hours climbing. Aina 1st to reached the summit… she cried! happy tears & also she couldn’t stand the cool weather and the strong winds
The highest point, Low’s Peak (4,095.2 meters) @ 6am, 25th November 2012
descending.. my wife with Alexandra Peak (4,003 meters) at the background
Hafiz – my eldest with Oyayubi Iwu Peak, Alexandra Peak & Dewali Pinnacles at the background during descending
descending.. at 8km mark & South Peak (3,922 meters) at the background
Donkey Ears Peak (4,054 meters)
descending the steep mountain slope
the longggggg steep slope!
going up is tough.. going down is more tougher – ok take 5!
ok take another break..
not to forget.. we doing the same thing during ascending at 3am!! dark & with the strong winds
we arrive at the resthouse about 10am.. after breakfast we continue another 4 hours hiking to the Timpohon Gate i.e. the trail end.