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神山

每當題到沙巴,人們總是聯想到陽光與海灘,還有各種各樣的水上活動。

而我們這一次的旅程,偏偏是往山上走。

神山,在馬來語的譯音是: Gunung Kinabalu 京那巴魯山,最高峰是Low’s Peak – 羅氏峰 (*我一直竟以為Lows Peak 是指比較低的山峰… ) 海拔4095米。

基於安全理由,每天的登山人數有所限制(每天只有一百人的限額),所以早於一月初,我們已經從網上找沙巴的旅行社代辦有關登山的安排。但當時許多登山團都已經爆滿(原來出發前半年就已經要預訂了… 而我們只是出發三個月左右才開始找資料,似乎遲了一點。不知算是「幸運」還是「不幸」,這時剛好有兩個人因傷退出行程,我們才可以補上名額,總算沒有白白浪費了這張機票。

這一天,我們五時多就起床,準備上山的裝備、吃早餐,六時半左右旅行社的車就到酒店樓下接載我們神山公園。大約兩小時的車程,就到達神山公園的入口,領隊幫我們辦好手續後(即是簽生死狀吧…),我們又再坐車到登山的入口。

剩著領隊辦手續的時候,我匆匆忙忙到公園的禮品店買了對登山鞋(是的,我連登山鞋也沒有。),這時我們和登山的導遊會面,一起再乘車到達公園入口。這時我們開始我們神山之旅。大約十時。

登山導遊* 開始介紹這條路徑:由入口到山頂,其實只有大約8.5公里,神山公園入口大約在海拔1800米,而最高的羅氏峰是4095米,換怡話說上升的高度大約是2千多米,而今天只會大約走6.5公里左右,到達在海拔3200米的旅館休息,翌日凌晨再出發登上山頂。中途每隔一公里左右都會有休息站。

* 每個小組會有一個登山導遊伴隨,而介紹路線的則是其他人的導遊,我和我朋友的登山導遊卻一直未見蹤影。比較方便的是,上山下山只有一條路,所以不存在迷路的問題。導遊一般會跟在最慢的一個人。

登山途中遇到在新加坡工作的馬來西亞情侶,他們知道我是香港人後,第一個問題竟是問我有沒有去參加示威,又問我是支持那一派。「嗯…左吧?不過香港非建制的力量已分裂了許多派系了。」
他們又問:「你在香港常看電視嗎?之前我們看那套義海豪情很好看喔!感動得差點哭了」
我:「沒有喔。好久沒開過電視了。」

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旅行篇 -Travelling

Postcard From Mount Kinabalu

Sometime in May 2016 John Huong had just descended from having successfully reached Low’s Peak and was resting at Laban Rata before continuing on his descend down to Timpohon Gate. 267 more words

Malaysia

Climbing Mount Kinabalu Ranau Trail

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Would you ever get sick of waking up to this postcard view of Mount Kinabalu?

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Photography

There's nothing to do in Kundasang anyway?

Prior to moving to Sabah two years ago, I had already climbed Mount Kinabalu (very doable and I highly recommend that you do it!) and visited Kundasang briefly during that trip.  832 more words

Expedition to Mount Kinabalu

We woke up at 5am for an arduous adventure. We were in the city of Kota Kinabalu, and after 2 days in the bustling streets, it was time for a getaway to the highest peak in Malaysia. 971 more words

Trekking

Christmas above the clouds: December 2016 trip to Malaysia

About a week after I traveled to Thailand, I was yet again in the Bandaranaike International Airport fighting through crowds to get to my gate. 1,732 more words

Travel

Summiting Mount Kinabalu - a photo blog

Mount Kinabalu – the highest mountain in Borneo. She’s a beauty and a tough climb. I successfully made it all 4095.2 metres to the top and somehow survived the 8.7km walk back to the bottom, although my knees won’t agree with the usage of the word ‘successfully’. 822 more words

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