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
This post is originally from the comment for climbing Kinabalu in ONE DAY post previously. I highlighted his comment for all of us to share. Here is my account of climbing Kinabalu in a day Mount Kinabalu The morning was crisp and fresh with a chill to its tail that would make me rethink the … Read moreClimbing Mount Kinabalu in ONE DAY – A story from a friend…
Just don’t cry too much when you see this… Born with no limbs, Nick Vujicic faces obstacles every day of his life. It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.
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
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
Flashlight (or some call it torchlight) is an essential equipment that you should have for your climbing trip up Mount Kinabalu. Flashlight will be use during your second phase of the climb, from Laban Rata (or Pendant Hut if you are staying with Mountaintorq) to the peak in the dark. The journey will start around … Read moreFlashlight for your Kinabalu climb
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!
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
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
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