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Having made to the summit was always my ultimate aim. Gunung Kinabalu (Mount Kinabalu) summit was marked my success of conquered the highest mountain in Malaysia this time.
Gunung KINABALU (Mount KINABALU) via MESILAU
24 Jun 2012 | Mountain Kinabalu via Mesilau Trail
Back to the failed attempt to the summit in Sept 2009, triggered me to try again whenever there’s chance. Time has passed yearly until June 2012, I was able to grab a chance to attempt to the Gunung Kinabalu‘s summit via Mesilau Trail.
In fact, I jump into easy decision-making to climb this mountain again.
Of course, one month notice wasn’t good enough for us on physical preparation but I confident enough maybe because all these while, all my mountain climbing was involve much trodden, longer and tougher trek. Forget about the altitude and temperature preparation. Not much we can do for this. Swimming more frequent, perhaps may help for under pressure breathing?
Although this was a second time we attempted Mount Kinabalu, our challenge was compounded with the climb happened on 3rd & 4th day of our 4D3N itinerary. Means, we descended on the same day of our departure day to KL. Less advantage for us to take rest after the climb, straight to the airport. Suffer huh? However, we took advantage to visit interesting places before our hike. This was a reward we gained. Haha.
In a high spirit of mountain climbing this year, I made a decision to conquer Mount Kinabalu without much planning at least half year ahead. I took an easy way to jump into the decision a month before the actual climbing. There were only two of us since no one seems interested to join us due to cost of hiking hiked tremendously.
We were pretty confident to make it to the top, the only reason made us worry was the weather; low temperature and windy. Since we were new to this expedition, we took 4d3n, in which we used one day before for preparation and one day after for resting. Our two days climbing was all about endurance test on our knees and legs especially on the way skidding down the mountain.
At last, we made to our promised but the weather empowered us on our aim. A victory or not?
Mount Kinabalu 2009
We made our way to Kota Kinabalu Airport Terminal 2 via AirAsia. Traveled in the morning and reached by afternoon, then get picked up by tour company representative, who has arranged everything for us. A night at Zen Garden, Kinabalu Park, 5,000 feet above sea level is a little luxury in our way.
The mountain is located at 4,095 metre (13,435 feet) above sea level. We stayed at 5,000 feet above sea level with temperature around 16 degrees.