Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gritty five complete Mount Kinabalu trek

KOTA KINABALU: Five Sabah women completed an arduous four-day trek up Mount Kinabalu, successfully retracing the steps of English botanist Lilian Suzette Gibbs, the first woman to scale the mountain a century ago.

The Sabah Society expedition team led by Vicky Ng, along with team members Tengku Puteri Soraya Tengku Zainal Adlin, Rina Jamieson, Catherine Chu and Jane Chong, reached the 1,096m Low’s Peak at 2.30pm yesterday.

Sabah Society honorary secretary Maimie Scott said she received a text message from Rina at 4pm stating that the team had reached the summit.

“I’m sure they must be ecstatic but tired. It is indeed quite an achievement,” said Maimie, who was monitoring the expedition’s progress from Kundasang, at the mountain’s foothills.

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