Where: Mt. Kinabalu, Sabah
(Low's Peak 4095.2 m)
When: 12-13 Dec 2009
Who: Me and LKIM Sabah Staff
Last 12-14 of Dec, I went to Mt Kinabalu with some friends from Lembaga kemajuan Ikan Sabah (LKIM) Staff. Thanks to my big bro he has taken care of all my expenses =). Not only to visit the leg (kaki gunung) this time but to climb it. HUH! Even though this is my third time, I still find it very interesting and I am excited to go. This is some stories of my third experience and it might be good for future climber. Enjoy!
The journey from Timpohon gate starts downhill... then followed by a beautiful waterfall... huh! doesnt look like a hard climb after all (dont judge a book by its cover/ dont judge Mt Kinabalu by the first 0.5 Km)
*Notice the waterfall at the back
There are six shelter (pondok).
1. Kandis shelter (1981.7 m)
2. Ubah shelter (2081.4 m)
3. Lowii Shelter (2267.4 m)
4. Mempening shelter (2515.47 m)
5. Layang-layang shelter (2702.3 m)
6.Villosa shelter (2960.8 m)
7. Paka shelter (3080.42 m)
*Above sea level
Giving food to the squirrel in mempening shelter
?Unique way to feed d animal huh?...
My pict with some visitors from UK and Russia in Mempening shelter
First shelter, Pondok Kandis.
*take note the green tank on left side, climbers use to drink water directly from it even the water is not treated. So, no use for big water bottle.
Timpohon Gate = 0930 hours
Km 1 = 1000 Hours
*1st KM still very strong...
see the smile on the face
Km 2 = 1035 Hours
Km 3 = 1116 Hours
Km 4 = 1231 Hours
Km 5 = 1345 Hours
*5th KM very weak,
raining, wearing rain coat.
Km 6 = 1517 Hours
Timpohon - Km 1 = 33 minutes
Km 1 - Km 2 = 35 Minutes
Km 2 - Km 3 = 41 Minutes
Km 3 - Km 4 = 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Estimated Ive taken 5 hours and 47 minutes to climb from Timpohon gate to Gunting Lagadan
Laban Rata- One of the place we can stay for a night before continuing the climb to the top early morning the next day. they have a cafeteria here and also grocery store. of cause the the price are double or maybe tripple. just imagine nasi goreng you can simply get RM5 in KK but RM15 here.
Here is Gunting Lagadan where we stay for a night. undergoing a renovation at the moment. Soon it will have heaters in every room like what they have in Laban Rata.
I reach the summit around 0530. lights from KK City can be seen clearly up there. The temperature are around 3-4 C.
a 40+ women who walk with we all the way to the top. she think iam a mountain guide (misscom). anyway she is very thankful, later give me a bar of chocolate... forgot to ask her name...
The two web sites below might be helpful if you need more info