Reader’s mailbag: An email from Deric on Kinabalu

I received an email this morning from one of our readers who would like to know more about the mountain guide fee for his climb. Deric sent his email with an attachment from SSL website’s information on the guide fees. My comments & answers will be in purple. Hi, I’m Deric from Penang. Actually I … Read more Reader’s mailbag: An email from Deric on Kinabalu

Anybody knows what does the climber’s insurance covers?

For those who have climbed Mount Kinabalu before: Did you notice that you paid RM7 (USD2.15) for an insurance coverage? And do you know what does the insurance covers? Against injuries? Bad weather? Cancellation? It struck me yesterday when I received an email from one of our readers, Tan Boh Seng. She was asking about … Read more Anybody knows what does the climber’s insurance covers?

Wanna see the thrill at the “Rockface” of Kinabalu?

I think this would be my third post on Special Olympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge that I volunteered to be involved. The challenges of getting 40 special athletes up the mountain became more intense at this part of Summit Trail of Kinabalu – the “Rockface”. Rockface is a place where the jungle trail ends, and climbers … Read more Wanna see the thrill at the “Rockface” of Kinabalu?

4th Special Olympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge – Going up to Laban Rata

These are the photos taken the day we start our journey up from Timpohon Gate to Laban Rata. It was a day climb, clear day up to Layang-Layang, but it started to drizzle afterwards to Villosa & Paka. I did get some of the athletes name and where they comes from, and I must tell … Read more 4th Special Olympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge – Going up to Laban Rata