10 photos of Mount Kinabalu seen from King George’s Peak, Eastern Plateau

by drizad on February 10, 2015

I went up the mountain last month with a group of friends. We reached King George’s Peak on the Eastern Plateau of Kinabalu. The trail up there was the same as Summit Trail up until Panar Laban Rockface, where we then diverted to the right side of the trail into the woods. From there on, the climb took another 5 hours to the peak.

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Help me raise fund for MERCY Malaysia Sabah Chapter – medical and dental missions

by drizad on February 5, 2015

I have started running since 2013, after sustaining knee injuries that prevented me from playing football in 2012. I have been running more than a thousand kilometers – on roads and trails – from the shortest distance with my kids of 3km to running a climbathon 23km up and down Mount Kinabalu with the elite runners since then. I love running very much. I run for my health from my heart. It sounds crazy sometimes for some, but I think I was bitten by the so called “runner’s bug” and I have to admit that “runner’s high” is real.

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Eastern Plateau Expedition 2015, Mount Kinabalu

by drizad on January 27, 2015

We went up the Eastern Plateau of Kinabalu last weekend. Managed to shoot a lot of photos and some short videos.

For your information, I used Openshot video editor, an open source application in my Dell Ubuntu 14.04 laptop. Photos and videos was shot using a China made video cam, Action Cam RD990.

I hope you enjoy the video!

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Eastern Plateau Climb 2015 – King George’s Peak Expedition

by drizad on January 9, 2015

I has been a very long time since I climbed Mount Kinabalu beyond Layang-Layang Hut. The last climb was in 2008 up to Low’s Peak and I can still remember the views of the majestic mountain. I participated in the last two Climbathon events – 2013 & 2014 – but those climbathon route did not includes the peak. The routes were only up to Layang-Layang Hut before we have to go down along Mesilau Trail.

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Bring enough fuel on your Mount Kinabalu climbing trip

by drizad on November 26, 2014

I received an email from a 71 years old climbers who were ill informed about the severity of the mountain, especially for those who were unprepared. Dour, wrote this to me:

I traversed the Mesilau trail in September this year.
We were ill prepared. And did not have enough food for the trip.
I am an experienced tramper and easily cover 11km in 4-5 hours. We were not advised about extra food. I took plenty of water 2 litre bladder as well as two 650mls bottles.
We all suffered from lack of fuel because we were not advised of the severity of the landscape.

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Book your 2015 Mount Kinabalu climbing package now!

by drizad on November 21, 2014

I heard that the cost of Mount Kinabalu climbing package for the year of 2015 is going to be increase. I heard it from a very reliable source, as Malaysian government is going to implement 6% Goods & Service Tax starting from 1st April 2015, it’s expected that the price will only go up. With that move, most of travel and tour operators all around Malaysia, who handle packages and climbers to Mount Kinabalu are expected to increase the prices between 5-10% from the previous year.

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28th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2014 – Adventure Race Report

by drizad on October 21, 2014

I did it again. This is my second climbathon that I joined. I joined last year’s edition of climbathon, in which I did in 6 hours 26 minutes. Not even within the cut off time. My time was even worse this time. I did in 6 hours 46 minutes. 20 minutes over my last year’s timing. The Summit Trail and The Mesilau Trail experience was exactly the same as last year.

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14th Sutera Harbour 7k Sunset Charity Run 2014

by drizad on July 23, 2014

Sutera Harbour Resort presents the 14th Sutera Harbour 7K Sunset Charity Run 2014!

Join them on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and be a part of Sabah’s biggest charity event in aid of Sabah Thalassaemia Society and Special Olympics Sabah.

There will be plenty of food and beverages during our 7K Post Run Concert with performances by local artistes.

Come dressed in your most creative 7K outfit and stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 lite.

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Borneo International Marathon 2014 – Half marathon race report

by drizad on May 9, 2014

Borneo International Marathon, an annual event here in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah was held on 4th of May 2014. This year, I decided to run their half marathon, the first ever half marathon of my life. Last year I ran 10km event, in which I did in 61 minutes. I decided to run the half marathon just to push myself a little bit more and would like to know how far my body could go.

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27th Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2013 – Adventure Race report

by drizad on October 22, 2013

King Kilian Jornet did in in 2 hours 11 minutes last year 2012. And he said it was too easy for him. I did it in 6 hours and 25 minutes. So, nothing to brag about my performance. Yes, it was really slow for Men’s Open category. The cut off time was 5 hours. But it was really, really tough for me indeed.

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