Low’s Gully Storyboooks – in three different versions

In early March 1994, five members of a British Army expedition emerged from Low’s Gully, a five mile long hell hole falling away from Mount Kinabalu in the jungle of Borneo. However, the achievement of the five – mostly fit and able young British non-commissioned officers – in being the first to conquer Low’s Gully … Read moreLow’s Gully Storyboooks – in three different versions

Low’s Gully – Kinabalu’s “Death Valley”

Low’s Gully is without doubt the single most dramatic feature of the mountain from the climbing point of view, and was for a long time considered to be inaccessible. Reaching more than a kilometer (3,000 feet) down and more then 16 kilometers (10 miles) in length, the gully is shrouded with an air of mystery … Read moreLow’s Gully – Kinabalu’s “Death Valley”

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Final Part): Ellie’s family fly home with her ashes

Sunday, August 26, 2001 KOTA KINABALU: The family of British schoolgirl Ellie James, 17, who died on Mount Kinabalu flew home with her ashes early yesterday. Her parents, Bruce and Claire, and brothers Thomas, 19, and Henry, 15, left the state capital on a 6am flight on their way back to Britain. They were seen … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Final Part): Ellie’s family fly home with her ashes

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 9): Blame it on no one but Ellie, says father

Saturday, August 25, 2001 KOTA KINABALU: British teenager Ellie James who died on Mount Kinabalu was cremated here yesterday as her grieving father told the British media that no one was to be blamed for the accident. The family bade an emotional farewell to the 17-year-old schoolgirl during a special prayer conducted by Anglican priest … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 9): Blame it on no one but Ellie, says father

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 8): Sabah Parks rangers and guides have CM’s support

Friday, August 24, 2001 By Jaswinder Kaur Chief Minister Datuk Chong Kah Kiat today stood firm behind Sabah Parks rangers and guides who were involved in the search and rescue operation for Briton Ellie James, 17. Elaborating on claims that Sabah Parks had delayed search and rescue operations soon after Ellie was reported missing last … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 8): Sabah Parks rangers and guides have CM’s support

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 7): Family of British girl who died on Kinabalu to cremate her

Friday, August 24, 2001 By Muguntan Vanar and Ruben Sario KOTA KINABALU: British schoolgirl Ellie James, 17, who died after she went missing on Mount Kinabalu a week ago, will be cremated at a private crematorium here today. The family’s locally appointed undertakers claimed the body at 2.30pm yesterday after a post-mortem was conducted by … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 7): Family of British girl who died on Kinabalu to cremate her

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 6): Ellie’s parents set up memorial fund to help villagers

Friday, August 24, 2001 KOTA KINABALU: The parents of British teenager Ellie James, who died on Mount Kinabalu, has set up a memorial fund aimed at benefiting voluntary organisations and also the people of a village on the foothills of the mountain. Ellie’s family, in a statement to the Daily Telegraph newspaper in London, said: … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 6): Ellie’s parents set up memorial fund to help villagers

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 5): British girl found dead on Mt Kinabalu

This is the fifth day of a 10 days news series of Ellie James. Part 5: Thursday, August 23, 2001 By Muguntan Vanar and Ruben Sario KOTA KINABALU: British schoolgirl Ellie James, who went missing on Aug 16, was found dead yesterday just below St John’s peak, the second highest point of Mount Kinabalu, about … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 5): British girl found dead on Mt Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 4): “Spirits” had lured Ellie astray

This is the fourth day of a 10 days news series of Ellie James. Part 4: Thursday, August 23, 2001 MOUNT KINABALU: A team of mountain rescuers today found the body of British teenager Ellie James, who had been missing for a week on Mount Kinabalu. The 17-year-old disappeared in the mist while descending from … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 4): “Spirits” had lured Ellie astray