Saturday, September 29, 2007

Climbing Mount Kinabalu in 12hrs

The five successful hikers who
conquered Mt Kinabalu in 12 hours

Photos courtesy of and Copyright to MKL and Brunei Press Sdn Bhd.


Can you climb Mount Kinabalu in one day - let alone do it in 12 hours?

But for a very physically and mentally fit person it is indeed a joy ride. With great determination 17 hikers accepted the challenge to conquer Mount Kinabalu in 12 hours.

On September 1, 2007, at exactly 7.30am, we began the trek and aimed to reach the summit before 12.30pm in order to avoid getting caught up in the heavy mist in the summit.

It was a tall order for one of the hikers, as he had to go back to the starting point before reaching the Laban Rata. In the end only five hikers reached the summit at the time they aimed and the rest only climbed up to Laban Rata where they enjoyed a hearty meal.

By 4.30pm finally all hikers safely returned to the starting point as five who reached the summit eagerly related their experiences during their trek up the mountain.

Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin Weekend

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