Here we are again. I'm saving the date of the climb for a reminder: 29th-30th July 2018
This time i'll be talking about my recent hike up Kinabalu Mountain or what the locals call him, Aki Nabalu.
Work has been hectic so i do apologize for the delay in posting this journey. Plus ive been having writers block these pass few months. I'll be staring at the screen and nothing come to mind. So whilst my mojo is back. Here goes...
I went on this Hike with the help of my friend's company: NUHU REPUBLIC.
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First and foremost. You should train. period.
Forget my headline. you should train. period. or suffer the pain like i did.
I'm a stubborn person. i sometime tend to not listen to my body. Add ego and either u get success or down right sick or both.
I got the latter.
Id say a success non the less for someone who had minimal training. I just manage to arrive KM8 and sad to say i did not reach the peak where you get the nice picture with the sign.
What I Packed:
The weather up there can be cold or mild. Depending on the wind situation and humidity on the day of the climb.
Our flight flew in quite late the day before. So we all decided to stay in town. Too late to Grab up to the mountain base.
Arrive Panalaban Basecamp
Arrived! KM 6 right on time!
Finally a brief break from hiking up and time for some FOOD and SLEEP.
Temperature up here starts to get cold once we stopped hiking so cover up to avoid getting sick.
Got a wakeup call at 1.30am for our supper and pre hike briefing. We started the summit attack at approximate 3AM. This second half of the hike is much more strenuous compared to the compared to the previous 6KM hike because it is more inclined (plus we had to suffer lack of sleep and night hiking and a huge drop in temperature considering the time we started to walk up)
What i could have done differently
Kinabalu in general is considered an easy hike as the Park had already accommodate hikers with stair and handrails on most of the trail if we were to compare other hiking trails in Malaysia.