Wednesday, June 13, 2007

US navy crew run up Mt Kinabalu

KOTA KINABALU: American naval officers Lt Katie Baehr, Lt Dan Sweatman and Lt Comm John Anderson had 24 hours to kill and they decided to spend it running up to the top of Mount Kinabalu.

All three, who serve on the destroyer USS Pinckney, which has been on a liberty (rest) stop in Kota Kinabalu since Sunday, made a quick dash up the 4,093m mountain.

They made it to the top in just five hours, when most people made the climb in an overnight trip.

Sweatman, 26, who is also from New York, said they left the Mount Kinabalu base camp at about 7.30am on Monday and reached the peak by 12.30pm.

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