Kinabalu Poem by John Roberts

by drizad on March 5, 2015

I received an email from one of our readers who was here in Sabah, Borneo during WWII. Mr Tony Catherall shared with us his experience and photos from the past on Tamparuli here. He now shared his friend’s poem for us.

Good afternoon from England


Mount Kinabalu is not anymore in the list of 10 highest mountain in SEA

by drizad on March 3, 2015

I was informed by one of our readers from my July 26, 2013 post, saying that Mount Kinabalu is not anymore in the top 10 highest mountain in SEA. Mount Kinabalu is now at the number 13. The new entry for the the list above Mount Kinabalu are:

1. Gunung Sumantri, Indonesia (4870m asl)
2. Gunung Ngga Pulu, Indonesia (4862m asl)
3. Gynung Ngga Pilimsit, Indonesia (4717m asl)


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.