Road to Aki Nabalu - It's the climb! (p5)


the temperature at km8 that time was almost 0 degree. and the mist was really thick. me and shawn decided to relax for a while...as it'll be another 100 metres to climb to the Low's peak of Kinabalu at 4095m. at this point of time, our guide continued his rambling, but this time he did put some encouragement to us to proceed as the ultimate goal was just around the corner, despite his lovable quote ' kabus tebal sangat dan mungkin tak nampak apa2 di depan sana'.

we started walking again, in the thick mist. as the sun rise already...the area more or less getting brighter and we started seeing people came back from the peak and started to descend. seriously...with another few steps ahead..i think it could be less than 100metres to the peak area...our guide back to his old habit by kept saying..'tak apa tak sampai ...ini pun dah cukup bagus. di depan tu mungkin tak nampak apa2'...more or less.



we didn't see anyone from our group and i spoke to shawn whether to proceed or not. yeap..our energy pretty much drained..but i think if given the right motivation..we could go further as the climb for the last 100 metres was not that steep anymore. it was just like walking on a wide-rock-field with a little bit of inclination. we decided to stop. and wait for a while..to see if anyone from our group was making way down..and we saw ainul.

the mist started to clear and the vision was getting much better. but at that point of time we decided already to descend. and started to camwhore!..hehe..as much as regretting for not going for another steps...but the view from where we stood were breathtaking. i saw the south peak..the sexiest peak of kinabalu (as acap said)..and the donkey peak etc. but not the low's peak...huhuhu...








we waited for others to descend and hope to get a group picture with the south peak as the background, but none of them appeared. we decided to descend and ainul already separated from us. biasalah...kalau dah naik cepat tu..turun pun cepat2..tadenye nak tunggu dah. huhu.

we took our sweet time descending and enjoying the view...taking break etc. this time james seemed not too persuasive asking us to move faster etc. hurmm...


as we reached sayat-sayat hut...zue was no longer there. she went down already. while descending from sayat-sayat, suddenly heard people calling my name etc. podaaah korang...buat2 tegur mesra pulak..dah lah tinggalkan org...aku hiking sesorang dalam gelap tau!


after 1hr ++, finally arrived Laban Rata and we went straight for breakfast. yeap...lapar giler!!!. btw..few of us already went down..the 4 that did not go for the summit climb..left around 7am that morning. while few that arrived earlier and finished the breakfast, can't hardly wait to descend, particularly Cheol.

after breakfast and gathered for a while and met our guide, we decided to leave Laban Rata latest by 11am. we went to the room, freshen up..packing our stuff and handover some of the luggage to the guide and started to descend. the last group was me, shawn, isal and ann. others already moved at a speed of light...


 tbc....





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