Friday, March 18, 2016

Climbing Mount Kinabalu [Gunung Kinabalu] @ Sabah, Malaysia

Ever thought of climbing Mount Kinabalu ? Hesitate or edger to ? Anyway, if you have ever once thought of climbing Mount Kinabalu then you should definitely go for it and if this is your first time climbing Mount Kinabalu, then have visited the write blog page ! hahaha !

I am here proud to tell you that i've done it and successfully hike up Mount Kinabalu and back down safely on my first try. There are probably a lot of questions in your mind right now ? Thinking, is it hard ? What should you bring ? What should you do ? Well, that is exactly what i asked too.

Climbing Mount Kinabalu is honestly not easy, if there is anyone who tell you that climbing Mount Kinabalu is a piece of cake, then you probably should let him trying climbing Mount Kinabalu while eating a cake ... !

I mean like, seriously ? 9/10 of people who i ask about climbing Mount Kinabalu tells me that it is very easy, let me repeat .. very easy ... and the truth is, i was half dead up there .. ! hahaha .. So if you ask me, is climbing Mount Kinabalu easy ? i will say No, it is Hard but it is possible for anyone!

Getting Ready For Mount Kinabalu (Mentally And Physically)

Getting physically fit is important and also the first thing i would stress out in this post. You can't go hike Mount Kinabalu if you are not physically fit.

It takes me one year to get ready for Mount Kinabalu with a lot of running and hiking trying to get into shape.

You will need a lot of physical strength especially on your thigh for the first day of hiking and a lot of stamina on the second day of hiking.

If you are from Penang, Malaysia probably i can suggest you a few place for hiking and a few marathon that you can join to build up your stamina and strength (Marathon/Hiking Trail) but do note that none of those i've suggested are any where near to the level of climbing Mount Kinabalu, you will need to do more than just normal run and hike.

Don't worry, even if you can't do more, by doing what i've done, is good enough to bring you all the way up to the summit of Mount Kinabalu.