Bring enough fuel on your Mount Kinabalu climbing trip

I received an email from a 71 years old climbers who were ill informed about the severity of the mountain, especially for those who were unprepared. Dour, wrote this to me: I traversed the Mesilau trail in September this year. We were ill prepared. And did not have enough food for the trip. I am … Read moreBring enough fuel on your Mount Kinabalu climbing trip

Climbing Mount Kinabalu – from a Muslim’s perspective

Yesterday I received an email from one of my fellow colleague – a doctor – who had an experience serving Kota Marudu Hospital during his early years of services with the Ministry of Health, Malaysia. He is a Muslim like me, and when I read his email, I knew that I forgot to mention in … Read moreClimbing Mount Kinabalu – from a Muslim’s perspective

Hiking pole (or ordinary walking sticks) for your Kinabalu climb

I did not use these during my earlier trip up the mountain, as I was really fit and did not have knee injuries. However, after I sustained meniscus tear of my right knee (thanks to Sundays football @ Yayasan Sabah field) a year ago, I had to use a hiking pole for my last trip … Read moreHiking pole (or ordinary walking sticks) for your Kinabalu climb

USOUTDOOR.com summer sale. Get your backpack for your next Kinabalu trip!

Backpack is an essential items for travelers cum climbers like you. I just received an email from USOUTDOOR.com about their sale on a lot of their items. If you are planning to find the suitable backpack for your trip, you should check out their sale now, as most of the promotions will end on 31st … Read moreUSOUTDOOR.com summer sale. Get your backpack for your next Kinabalu trip!

Climbing gloves for Mount Kinabalu climbers

I thought it was a small matter to most of us. But the truth is, it’s not. I received an email from Miss M (not her real name) asking me on what type of gloves that she could use to climb Mount Kinabalu. Can an ordinary gardening gloves would do? Do I need a water … Read moreClimbing gloves for Mount Kinabalu climbers

Reader’s Mailbag: Climbing Kinabalu with children

I received another email this morning. Patrick asked me about climbing Mount Kinabalu with his children. If you have climbed Kinabalu with your children before, please share with us your opinion. Here is his email: Hi Ruhaizad Thanks for the Kinabalu newsletter that I have just received, it was very helpful. I am climbing Mount … Read moreReader’s Mailbag: Climbing Kinabalu with children

5 medications you should have for your Kinabalu climbing trip

Medical preparations for your trip up to Kinabalu is one of the important thing to do before you start your climb. While novice climbers think that the medication in the first aid kit is enough, some of experience climbers think that it is better to have some extra medications in hand, in case of unexpected … Read more5 medications you should have for your Kinabalu climbing trip