Saturday, February 03, 2018

Manchester on the Road: Weekend trip to Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is in the Malaysian part of Borneo.

It is 4095 meters above sea level and really really cool.

It’s a two day climb and you have to join a group with a guide, since it’s very regulated.

They only let 130 people up there per day, which I think is part of what keeps it nice.

I went with two friends one of the weekends last semester.

We started the weekend early and flew to Kota Kinabalu Thursday afternoon and Friday morning we were picked up and taken to the start of the trek.

None of this hike was flat, it was a constant climbing of stairs like the ones in the picture.

The man was our guide. As we got higher he made us stop very regularly to avoid height sickness.

After hours of stairs, we reached the place we slept and had an incredible meal, the white building in the next picture.

After sunset it got really cold, so we just went to bed.