I received an email from one of my good friend during my holiday. Cikgu Ismail sent me a suggestion to write about mystical experience that I had during my trip up the Majestic Mountain of Kinabalu.
Personally, I have never encountered any extraordinary and strange phenomenon and experiences during my several visits up the peak. But then, I heard from few climbers that they experienced some strange event even before they climbed Kinabalu. Some of them are during the climbing and the rest were after the climb.
Is Kinabalu so mystical that ‘it’ knows what’s your intuition? Does it has extraordinary power that could harm anybody that tries to harm the mountain?
The locals believe that the ‘mountain spirit’ is alive and until now, they still perform religious ceremonies annually. These ceremonies were performed to appease the spirit of the mountain as well as the ancestral spirit who lived there. The park’s guide will perform a sacrifices of seven chicken and eggs, as well as cigars, betel nuts, sirrih leaves, lime, and rice. It is believed that the ceremony is done to ask the spirit of the mountain to protect the climbers of Kinabalu from any danger, as long as the climbers respect them.
With that statement, I could conclude that the accidents that happened on the mountain were mostly due to the climber’s fault. We cannot blame the mist and the mountain when anything bad happened to us on the mountain.
In relation to the mystical experiences, I just want to share with you a personal climber’s experiences. It maybe related to the mountain but it may not be. What is important here is to learn a lesson from the experience…
Ahhhh… My God. Bad news … After sending you an email last night, I suddenly felt some dull aching pain at my right waist, starting from 2am. I was rolling in bed, bearing the pain. It last until 4 am. I fall asleep after that when the pain ceased. When the pain started back at 6:30 am, I forced myself to go to Hospital Kulai…
I was examined by a medical assistant, and given an injection to alleviate the pain. He then asked me to rest for an hour, after which his urine and blood test results came back. At about 11am today… Oh my God … the world feels dark. Dr. Kenanga bte Abd Malek suspected that I have renal stone… most probably in the kidney. I have to do an x-ray this coming Wednesday. OMG….
I am writing this to you because I want to share the pain with you! I keep thinking on why I end up like this… Is it because I drank a lot of ginger tea, eating ox tail soup, drinking less plain water bla bla bla…
Opssss … Then I remembered that I had the intention to bring back a piece of rock from Low’s Peak when I get there. Perhaps the “mountain spirit” read my intention and want to give me a warning… not to do something with the mountain… I started to believe… Is this the reason?
After about a week, I got the following email:
Wonderful news. I went for an x-ray this morning… The doctor confirmed that I don’t have kidney stone. She only predict that I sustained minor renal injury. It’s just a bit weird that I didn’t pass out blood nor sandy materials in the urine. I am not really sure what had happened. I then made an appointment for an ultrasound scan from Johor Bahru Hospital.
Last night before I went to bed… I remembered about my intention to take some rocks from the mountain… Then I decided not to take any rock from the mountain back to Johor… I fast asleep then…
The result was stunning! X-ray findings this morning was really surprising!
Moral of the story:
Follow the rules of Sabah Park Authorities, in which one of them is don’t take anything back from the mountain (even a single rock). The mountain has its own ‘spirit’. Bad intentions will have bad results in return…
Do you have any strange experiences during your climbing trip? Share with us here!