01.30 am – Woke up, brushed my teeth and found my way to the eating area.
It was so damn cold at the time.
02.30 am – With our gear and everything ready,
we started our miserable 3 hour journey up to Low’s Peak, the highest point in Mount Kinabalu.
The head torch is a MUST for without it, all we could see in front of us was darkness. And oh yeah, looking up into the sky, you could see like a BEZILLION stars shining down on you. It’s definitely a sight to behold at.
For most parts of the journey, there is a rope that definitely prevents you from getting lost.
04.30 am – It took us almost 2 hours to get from Laban Rata to the last check point before Mount Kinabalu, Sayat Sayat.
Along the way, we could see so many people giving up.
If you asked me whether if climbing Mount Kinabalu was hard, I’d say it was VERY HARD.
There were so many times where I really wanted to give up and turn around.
It was SUPER cold, the air had SUPER little oxygen making you tired easily, and as we neared the top, we walked slower and slower, more like baby steps.
I think all that didn’t matter when the goal of reaching the top overshadowed the obstacles along the way.
Having good friends around helped ease the journey too.
Unless of course you are from Ireland like Mark is, the coldness would be nothing to you.
05.30 am – Reached Low’s Peak, the top of the top.
Just as the sun was taking a peak.
I MADE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The spectacular view of the sunrise.
The very beautiful bed of clouds by South Peak.
The view from up there after the sun comes up is just magnificent.
The line of people towards the top of Low’s Peak.
Mountain rocks all around.
The only type of plants found at the top.
Walking towards the clouds.
Saw Low’s Gulley, went inside and saw
By the clouds.
Donkey ears peak.
I just can’t stop taking pictures of the clouds. Really.
The last signage before reaching the peak.
And I kept snapping…
Reached back to Sayat Sayat check point.
This was the route where you just had to abseil down.
Pretty dangerous yet exciting.
Going down steps.
Walking along the rocks.
If you fall, bye bye.
The route got better and
Stopping for a picture.