Things to do in Singapore: Mount Kinabalu Sabah Borneo Eastward Malaysia - Mount Climb Role 2

This is Part ii of our climb upwardly Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.

The slumber was virtually non-existent.  Yes, nosotros retired to bed past times 8pm, tired from the Day 1 climb.  However, it was rattling hard to slumber fifty-fifty though the beds were fairly comfortable.  The air was sparse together with nosotros were only also excited. I ended upwardly tossing together with turning inwards bed, waiting for the warning to ring.

By 1:30am, in that place was enough of get some the hut.  It was fourth dimension to larn dorsum together with larn some breakfast. This was breakfast.  Looking back, I should guide keep eaten more.  The panadol yous encounter is to assist alongside the slight headache due to high altitude.

We had assembled.  All excited together with raring to go.

Headlamps were a must.  We would hold upwardly walking inwards pitch darkness.

The alone people without headlamps were the mount guides.  Our main guide told us that he had climbed the mount to a greater extent than than 1,000 times.

And this would hold upwardly our outset time.

Checking our gear, earlier setting off.

Here nosotros go, into the darkness.  If yous stopped to think, it genuinely felt eerie.

But fifty-fifty if yous felt eerie, yous wouldn't hold upwardly lonely.  About 200 climbers brand the climb every unmarried day.  At times, it was a human traffic jam.

Yes, expert advice.  Don't elbow grease whatever stunts now.

Climbing into the darkness.

Real darkness.

Ah, the 7km mark.

Sayat Sayat Checkpoint.  This was the finally checkpoint earlier the summit together with a rattling of import checkpoint.  The Mountain Ranger would depository fiscal establishment fit our passes over again here.  We fix off from Laban Rata at 2:30am. Our guide said if nosotros did non become far to Sayat Sayat past times 4:30am, nosotros would non hold upwardly allowed to continue.

The climb afterwards Sayat Sayat only got harder together with harder.  Our grouping stopped to guide keep a curt rest.

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The Sun had risen together with nosotros were virtually at the summit.  It was an awesome sight.

You tin strength out brand out the rope together with climbers on the left side.

The finally climb to the summit was arduous.  If yous expect at the top of the picture, where the large grouping of people were, that was the SUMMIT!  Now, imagine yourself trying to larn there.

Beautiful view.

At the Summit.  Don't autumn off!

Don't jump!

Our grouping posing for a grouping photo, alongside a banner nosotros brought.  Finally!!

That was me.

Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 video for yous to picket - Walking down, starting the descent, close the peak.

Just off the summit, nosotros institute a grouping belongings a Catholic Service.  Impressive!

We guide keep started our descent. It would hold upwardly a long, long means down.


I missed this checkpoint on the means up.

The flooring was quite slippery.

Stay closed to the rope.

I justice nosotros need to become far all the means down!

Looking dorsum up, that was where nosotros came from.  Steep.

We were fortunate that it didn't pelting also much.  Sometimes, the Mountain Rangers guide keep to closed the Summit due to inclement weather.

Climbing downwardly a rattling steep role to larn the Sayat Sayat.

On the means down, nosotros saw this adult woman carrying upwardly supplies for the resthouse. Very humbling.

Started to larn cloudy together with rainy on the means down.

Influenza A virus subtype H5N1 keen momento!!!  Notice the appointment of the ascent.  The things nosotros do......

If I were to climb again, this is what I would guide keep done differently:

1) Bring fifty-fifty to a greater extent than chocolates together with unloose energy bars.  Eat 1 every 45 minutes, without fail.

2) Climb inwards build clean fatigue.  Pay the porters to comport your materials upwardly together with downwardly for you.

3) Eat a lot to a greater extent than at breakfast.  I ate also little.

Back to Part 1 of the Mount Kinabalu climb.

Thanks for reading!

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