These are the photos taken the day we start our journey up from Timpohon Gate to Laban Rata. It was a day climb, clear day up to Layang-Layang, but it started to drizzle afterwards to Villosa & Paka. I did get some of the athletes name and where they comes from, and I must tell you that they are the few last participants who arrived at Laban Rata. I knew it because I was with the sweeper team – nobody else would climb behind me, except the renjers, guides & porters.
Just after the flag off…
The team from Selangor.
The steepest steps just before Kandis…
An athlete from Taiwan.
An athlete from Tawau with his uncle as an escort.
Joanna is a cute girl from Kudat. Dr. Liaw was treating her after she fell down.
John, one of the volunteer who climbed with me.
An athlete from Brunei who needed attention while at Layang-Layang.
At 5.0km mark, 3001m above sea level.
It was misty. That is why you could see some white clouds in the photo.
Abu (most right, under the tree) an athlete from Kota Kinabalu.
Near Paka Hut. Raymond (most left) is an old timer with this 3 yearly event.
To be continued…