Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Best of Mt Kinabalu: Giddy moments at the Peak

IT is said that one must scale Mt Kinabalu with one’s heart – not one’s feet. If the heart is willing, then the battle to conquer South-East Asia’s highest mountain can be won.

Even the spine-tingling gorges that seem to scream “We’re dangerous… go home!” will not deter you.

The cool highland breeze offers little respite for the splitting headaches that come with inhaling oxygen-thin air. Amid the shortness of breath and groaning muscles, giving up seems to be the sensible thing to do.

Yet, the mighty Low’s Peak that looms above seems to cheer: “C’mon, you can do it!”

Such are the emotional strings that tug climbers who make, or break, Mt Kinabalu year after year. It’s the kind of place that separates the chaff from the wheat.

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