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The Climb of Mount Kinabalu

I went to climb Mount Kinabalu on the 22nd February 2018. This was my second attempt. My first attempt was almost a decade ago in 2010. 3,451 more words


Postcard from Borneo: Kota Kinabalu, a sacred mountain and my favourite fruit

A few days ago, before I swapped Borneo for the chilling embrace of the Beast from the East, I posted a piece about the island’s wildlife… 1,333 more words


Mount Kinabalu | The rainforest at 1500 metres above sea level

Visiting Mount Kinabalu has been on our itinerary from the start, it’s hard to put my finger on why we wanted to go, other than it sounded kind of cool in the guidebook. 492 more words

Day Trip

To the mountain

Borneo bound and the Malaysian state of Sabah on the north of the third largest island in the world.

After a 32 hour door to door journey, first to Kuala Lumpur, then (including a 7 hour wait for the connecting flight) on to Kota Kinabalu, we reckoned that lower reaches of the mighty  (4,101 metres above sea level) Mount Kinabalu would be a good place to spend a few days while dealing with the jet-lag and acclimatising to the humid heat of Borneo.  221 more words


Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Completed my first mountain climb to the highest mountain in Malaysia, no less. Anyone in good health can do it, just imagine climbing up 462 storeys worth of stairs. 236 more words


Mount Kinabalu

It was an early start. Up at 5:20 for the transfer to the base of the mountain to start the ascent. I was joined by a guide and two Australian girls (who were a lot of fun and the best hiking companions). 888 more words