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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Photos from Sutera Harbour Sunset Charity Run 2013

by drizad on October 16, 2013

I ran the charity run on 21st of September with my two kids. It’s not even 7 kilometers. From my Garmin Forerunner 210 watch, it logged only around 6.2 kilometers. And we managed to finished it on time.

There were a lot of people running, the press said it was around 20,000 participant. We came early just to beat the traffic, and we also left early, as I don’t think it was necessary for us to wait until night for the lucky draw.

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Climber dies during Mount Kinabalu expedition

by drizad on September 19, 2013

I just received a message from one of my friend, who is also a good friend with the deceased. What I heard from his story was, the deceased was on expedition on Mount Kinabalu for more than one week. They planned to climb Eastern Plateau (Kotal Route) and Western Plateau (Gurkha Hut) during their expedition. However, the deceased succumbed to acute mountain sickness.

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Mount Kinabalu Klimb for Kancer 2013 donation drive

by drizad on September 3, 2013

After Coalition Duchenne successfully climb Mount Kinabalu last August, it’s cancer survivor’s turn to scale the highest peak of Borneo.

On 22 & 23 September 2013, 2 cancer survivors & a team of 25 volunteers will scale to the peak of Mount Kinabalu, Sabah.

23 year old Nazri Hamzah survived bone cancer and sadly lost his right leg to cancer when he was about 15. Nazri is active in sports, he represents the Malaysian Wheelchair Basketball Federation. He will brave together with Rozieana Jorun, 26 from Kudat, Sabah who survived leukemia (T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia).

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Borneo International Marathon 2013 10km personal report

by drizad on August 26, 2013

My first ever official running event after leaving high school in 1994. Borneo International Marathon was successfully held yesterday in Kota Kinabalu, after it was postponed from the actual date on 5th May because of Malaysia’s 13th General Election. It was a very lively event, the organizers were fabulous. They did a very excellent task of handling the event professionally.

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