Recommended book – Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo

What a little beauty this is! Nearly 20 years ago, a gangling, footloose American gets boozed with a bunch of Borneo river-dwellers, and finds himself bound in a gentle obsession. Soon after, he takes off across the island of Borneo on foot armed with a quick schooling in tribal bartering systems and not much else. … Read moreRecommended book – Stranger in the Forest: On Foot Across Borneo

Chronology of Malaysian Mountain Exploration (1851 – 1986)

An old friend of mine wrote this chronology in one of the forums on Mountains of Malaysia, based on the book by John Briggs. It seems that the book, Mountains of Malaysia is another rare book to be find nowadays. He even photo copied it from our Malaysian National library, as it is almost impossible … Read moreChronology of Malaysian Mountain Exploration (1851 – 1986)

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

Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Jon Krakauer takes you for a front seat ride up the deadly slopes of Mount Everest, during the notoriously deadly expedition of May 1996. Barely escaping the mountain with his own life, journalist Krakauer remembers the team members and friends left on the mountain. Four out of eleven members died on the fatal mountain. Inch … Read moreInto Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster

Recommended book – Globetrotter Visitor’s Guide Kinabalu Park

Book Description A mecca of botanical diversity and home to a wealth of wildlife, Kinabalu is also one of the most spectacular and accessible mountains in the world. With abundant maps and illustrations and practical, informative text, this guide enables the visitor to make the most of Kinabalu’s unique attractions. From the Back Cover Kinabalu … Read moreRecommended book – Globetrotter Visitor’s Guide Kinabalu Park