Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Conquering Mt. Kinabalu 50 times in 50 days


RANAU: Utusan Malaysia photographer, Mohd Noor Mat Amin, set off to create a new record yesterday by climbing the majestic Mount Kinabalu 50 times in as many days or less.

The 40-year old photographer, who was a member of Malaysia-Everest project in 1997, was flagged off on his solo quest for excellence by Kota Kinabalu City Mayor Datuk Illyas Ibrahim at Timpohon Gate about 9 am.

The Terengganu-born Mohd Nor said he hoped that his feat would help to draw interest among local and foreign tourists to visit the country, particularly to climb the highest peak in Southeast Asia at 4,095 metres above sea level.

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