Ahh… We will not be able to reach the peak of Kinabalu without them. We will cry in agony if nobody help us on carrying our 32kg (~70lb) backpack for our 1 week stay here in Sabah. The Unsung Heroes of Kinabalu.
I would like to dedicate this post to them. I wrote one post on them few months ago, but things seemed to be viewed differently when I captured it myself with my Powershot A470. By the way, this is my 5th post on my trip up the mountain with Special Olympics Mt. Kinabalu Challenge.
One of them carrying a 39kg frozen meat up to Laban Rata. One of them carrying an athlete – Harris, an 18yr old Down’s Syndrome down from Paka to Villosa (oh, he’s a Sabah Park Renjer actually). Others just carrying things that you can’t imagine
Anyway, enjoy the photos!
The gas tank weigh 16kg…
He is carrying a 39kg frozen meat up to Laban Rata.
I am not joking. I snap this porter with an “Adidas Kampung” WITHOUT SOCKS!!! And he even walk faster than me!!!
They are our guides. Look closely. You may think that they are wearing Crocs up the mountain.
The porters who overtook us during the climb.
Yes, they are porters. All of them carrying the weight which are 5x heavier than mine…
Guess what did they carry? GARBAGE! I snap this just about another 100 meters to Timpohon Gate, on my way down from the peak.
They were carrying garbage from Laban Rata Restaurant.