Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mini Adventure - Mount Kinabalu, The Adventure (Part 2)

At last managed to publish the next installment of the Mount Kinabalu Mini Adventure Trilogy which was delayed due to “I just don’t have the time!”.

Since I am not paid to publish post here and the fact that this is something that I will only do if I have the free time, thus the lack of post is certainly justifiable.

Back to to the adventure, recap on the first day which actually was the traveling day from Kota Kinabalu (KK) to Kundasang.

So my 749 words in my Day 1 can be summarised as the 2 and a half hours road trip from KK to Kundasang with a lot of stops due to a colleague active bowel movement and also “makan” (eat) stops along the way.

For Day 2, the day start with a buffet breakfast at Balsam Buffet Restaurant (included in the package).

A tip for fellow climbers, take a light breakfast on the climb day.

You certainly do not want to contribute freshly churned fertilisers for the trees.

After breakfast, you will be transported from the Park HQ to Timpohon Gate or Mesilau Gate depends on your route.

In our case, we will be starting our ascend from Timpohon Gate.

Ready, get set and GO! And we are off to start the climb up to the summit of Borneo.

So you already took the first step, your adrenaline pumping, excitement building, you feel good (you should be!) and after 100-200 metres you feel that this is not challenging at all, it’s like a walk in the local park.

Well, you are both right and wrong at the same time.

YES, it is relatively easy for the first 1 or 2 kilometres.

NO, it will be easy for the rest of journey.

However, please note that I am referring or benchmarking the difficulties with a normal person and not the super-fit athletes who can run up and down the mountain in less than 3 hours time.