Marai Parai Route: climbing Kinabalu from the north-west flank

As a continuation of the articles about Western plateau of Kinabalu, I now give you an idea on what you are going to face while climbing Kinabalu from Marai Parai route. You will need a special permission from Sabah Park Authorities to get the permit and guide for this climb. Resource: Borneoclimbing.com The first recorded … Read moreMarai Parai Route: climbing Kinabalu from the north-west flank

Touching The Void: A test of will, strength, and endurance

TOUCHING THE VOID is a stunning and suspenseful documentary of two mountaineering friends who are confronted with the climb of their lives in South America. In 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates set out to climb the west face of Siula Grande, a remote 21,000 peak in the Peruvian Andes. Joe and Simon are young, … Read moreTouching The Void: A test of will, strength, and endurance

5 things you should taste before you leave Kinabalu

I received another email from our good friend, Cikgu Ismail yesterday. This time he shared with me his experiences with some local fruits and jungle resources after reading the red colored durian post few weeks back. In conclusion, there are 5 things that you should taste before you leave Kinabalu (according to Cikgu Ismail): 1. … Read more5 things you should taste before you leave Kinabalu

National Geographic – Everest 50 Years on the Mountain (2003)

Ever since I read the fascinating book “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakauer, I have maintained an interest in Mt. Everest. I read several more books on the subject (and the tragedy that Krakauer wrote of). I also saw a few documentaries and a terrible “made-for-TV” movie on the tragedy. I saw the I-Max movie … Read moreNational Geographic – Everest 50 Years on the Mountain (2003)