He only used ‘ADIDAS KAMPUNG’, but still won the Climbathon ’07

Have you heard about ‘Adidas Kampung’? It’s a Made-In-China rubber shoes that is widely available here in Malaysia – black color shoes with 4 stripes of either white or yellow or even black in color. And some have studs too. For those who have climbed Mount Kinabalu before, you will surely notice it – as … Read more He only used ‘ADIDAS KAMPUNG’, but still won the Climbathon ’07

Melangkap Kapa – Mekado Valley – King George’s Peak – Sayat-Sayat Trail

Oh, this is even a rare trail. Kampung Melangkap Kapa is where the first group of the British Army who get lost in Low’s Gully in 1994 arrived after more than one week in the thick jungle. Ian Hall and AG Shepherd with their guide, Jasrin and porter, Girul, track the trail in November 2006. … Read more Melangkap Kapa – Mekado Valley – King George’s Peak – Sayat-Sayat Trail

Recommended book – Descent into Chaos: The Doomed Expedition to Low’s Gully

This true story of survival has been the subject of two other books and a movie. In 1994, a ten-man group of soldiers, 7 British and 3 Chinese from Hong Kong, went to Sabah, Malaysia with the intention of being the first ever to successfully navigate Lows Gully. Lows Gully is a deep chasm off … Read more Recommended book – Descent into Chaos: The Doomed Expedition to Low’s Gully

Chronological history of Low’s Gully Expedition

It took me 2 weeks to gather all this information scattered on the net. Informations and photos were taken from Flemish Low’s Gully Expedition 2003, by David Nijssen before the French School of Canyoning for the degree of ‘Canyoning Monitor’ on 23-27th of August in Haute-Savoie, France. Original report can be downloaded here. In 1851 … Read more Chronological history of Low’s Gully Expedition

Low’s Gully Storyboooks – in three different versions

In early March 1994, five members of a British Army expedition emerged from Low’s Gully, a five mile long hell hole falling away from Mount Kinabalu in the jungle of Borneo. However, the achievement of the five – mostly fit and able young British non-commissioned officers – in being the first to conquer Low’s Gully … Read more Low’s Gully Storyboooks – in three different versions

Low’s Gully – Kinabalu’s “Death Valley”

Low’s Gully is without doubt the single most dramatic feature of the mountain from the climbing point of view, and was for a long time considered to be inaccessible. Reaching more than a kilometer (3,000 feet) down and more then 16 kilometers (10 miles) in length, the gully is shrouded with an air of mystery … Read more Low’s Gully – Kinabalu’s “Death Valley”