Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 3): Signs that missing British girl still alive

This is the third day of a 10 days news series of Ellie James. Part 3: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 KOTA KINABALU: Teams scaling through slippery footpaths in the jungle terrain of Mount Kinabalu are keeping their hopes alive of finding missing 16-year-old British schoolgirl Ellie James. Some of the local team members believe that … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 3): Signs that missing British girl still alive

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 2): Setback in search for girl

This is the second day of a 10 days news series of Ellie James. Part 2: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 KOTA KINABALU: Strong winds, thick fog and heavy rain continue to hamper the search for Ellie James near the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Some 50 rescuers, comprising Sabah Park rangers, soldiers, policemen, firemen, villagers and … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy (Part 2): Setback in search for girl

Mount Kinabalu Tragedy: A tribute to Ellie James (1985-2001)

Not many people know about tragedies that happened on Mount Kinabalu. Death happens on Borneo’s majestic mountain, the latest was in August 2001. As this month would be exactly 6 years since the event, I would like to dedicate a serial news excerpt from our local newspaper, The Star which reported the incident. Ellie James, … Read moreMount Kinabalu Tragedy: A tribute to Ellie James (1985-2001)

Marai Parai Route: climbing Kinabalu from the north-west flank

As a continuation of the articles about Western plateau of Kinabalu, I now give you an idea on what you are going to face while climbing Kinabalu from Marai Parai route. You will need a special permission from Sabah Park Authorities to get the permit and guide for this climb. Resource: Borneoclimbing.com The first recorded … Read moreMarai Parai Route: climbing Kinabalu from the north-west flank

Touching The Void: A test of will, strength, and endurance

TOUCHING THE VOID is a stunning and suspenseful documentary of two mountaineering friends who are confronted with the climb of their lives in South America. In 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates set out to climb the west face of Siula Grande, a remote 21,000 peak in the Peruvian Andes. Joe and Simon are young, … Read moreTouching The Void: A test of will, strength, and endurance

5 things you should taste before you leave Kinabalu

I received another email from our good friend, Cikgu Ismail yesterday. This time he shared with me his experiences with some local fruits and jungle resources after reading the red colored durian post few weeks back. In conclusion, there are 5 things that you should taste before you leave Kinabalu (according to Cikgu Ismail): 1. … Read more5 things you should taste before you leave Kinabalu