Kinabalu Summit Plateau – I only reached 7.5km…

My fourth post on Special Olympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge 2008. Unfortunately this time, I did not able to reach the peak. It is not because of me, but more to the athletes. Some of the athletes were just not fit to continue. Almost all whom did not able to continue experienced fatigue and maybe mild acute mountain sickness (AMS). As the last person to climb, I have to stick with the last athlete and his/her escort.

We reached 7.5km mark at 6.30am, in which, the guides and renjers ordered us to climb down, as time was running out. For me, I don’t mind that I did not able to reach the peak this time. As I said before, this journey was not about me. It’s about the athletes. I was just glad that although we only managed to get to 7.5km mark, nobody gets hurt.

Enjoy the photos!

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Rock boulders at 7km mark.

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Mala, an athlete from Brunei that I escorted.

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

She hurts her knee while going down.

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Sayat-Sayat Hut.

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Down the Rockface.

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Kinabalu Summit Plateau

Kinabalu Rockface

To be continued…

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