Thursday, February 11, 2010

Five to retrace Englishwoman’s steps up Mount Kinabalu

KOTA KINABALU: Five Sabah women are set to retrace the steps of Englishwoman Lilian Suzette Gibbs who became the first woman to scale Mount Kinabalu a century ago.

The five — Vicky Ng, Tengku Puteri Soraya, Rina Jameson, Catherine Chu and Jane Chong — will make the climb from Feb 20 to 25 to honour Gibbs as well as mark the golden jubilee celebrations of Sabah Society.

The expedition hopes to retrace the climb by Gibbs, who started her quest to reach the peak of the mountain from Kampung Kiau Nulu on Feb 22, 1910.

Sabah Parks ranger Rossiti Maineh will guide the women up the1,096m Low’s Peak, said Sabah Society president Zahra Yaacob.

The group yesterday paid a courtesy call on Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Peter Pang, who is also state Youth and Sports Minister.

Pang said that the expedition was important because it involved the history of the state and its most important icon.

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