4th Special Olympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge – Going up to Laban Rata

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.

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Just after the flag off…

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The team from Selangor.

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The steepest steps just before Kandis…

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An athlete from Taiwan.

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An athlete from Tawau with his uncle as an escort.

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Joanna is a cute girl from Kudat. Dr. Liaw was treating her after she fell down.

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John, one of the volunteer who climbed with me.

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An athlete from Brunei who needed attention while at Layang-Layang.

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At 5.0km mark, 3001m above sea level.

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It was misty. That is why you could see some white clouds in the photo.

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Abu (most right, under the tree) an athlete from Kota Kinabalu.

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Near Paka Hut. Raymond (most left) is an old timer with this 3 yearly event.

To be continued…

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