Will make my second attempt to conquer Mt Kinabalu in March 2009.
Mt Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu) is located at Kinabalu National Park, a World Heritage Site in the state of Sabah, Malaysia. At 4,095 metres, it’s the highest summit in Malaysia and the fourth highest in South East Asia.
Mt Kinabalu is quite popular among Malaysians and foreign tourists for the fact that it doesn’t require mountaineering techniques to reach the peak; and conquering a 4000m summit does sound like a decent achievement for most people.
The hiking requires reasonable fitness though… I couldn’t make it to the top last time in March 2006; not much excuses beside the fact that I was under-prepared.
I have vowed to climb the mountain again since then, but kept on procrastinating until being invited by an old buddy a couple of months ago. If everything happens as planned… we’ll be attacking the summit in early morning of March 9, 2009.
To think that I am now 10 kg heavier then the hike in 2006… it might not be a wise idea to make the climb with just a few months of preparation lol. Well, time to start training; need to lose some weight and build up my stamina… would be a bit embarrassing if couldn’t make for the second time in a roll.