The view outside our hotel room
Base Camp where we started our hike up Mount Kinabalu
The guide briefing us on the summit trail
Starting off - here we go!
Summit Trail - owards and beyond!
The beginning of many steps
Darrell looks more than ready to go.
Candice and her 3 bodyguards
Fresh-faced noobs unaware of the torture ahead.
Ganesh and Kevin at the 3.0km mark
Me - at the 3.0km mark
My two companions for the 6.0km trek up to Pendant Hut
Into the clouds we go
It gets gradually chillier with the ascent.
Woohoo! 4.5km. 1.5km more to go
Ganesh stabs the 4.5km sign in delirious happiness.
Alphine vegetation in the clouds
Kevin and Ganesh keeping their smiles despite the heavy rain
Yes, I'm wet and freezing cold.
The porter behind me was carrying 3 bags and wearing flip-flops.
Up the slippery slope
A rare sight of live nature
Slow and steady!
There he is.
Windswept vegetation - something tells me the winds can be horribly strong here!
Getting progressively wetter
More alphine vegetation
It's freaking 10 degree celsius, and I'm in my wet stuff!
Ganesh appeared miraculously!
We're almost there! Laban Rata in the fog.
Lo and Behold! The view from Pendant Hut
The signing of disclaimer forms
waterfalls across the vast lands
the tedious process of putting on footwear
steps down to a sumptuous dinner
Darrell, the "take photo!" guy :P
togged out in rented jacket for 20 ringgit - that saved my life
the starving ones
sunset at laban rata
happy faces, filled tummies
our cosy bunks
the beginning of the summit bid - 3am
half awake faces
the team groping in darkness
The light bulb
Che Hwee looks kinda sleepy
the boys waiting to conquer the summit behind them
the stunning view behind
clarence acts pensive
eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
we are in awe of the stunning beauty
low's peak (what irony)
what a wonderful world
embarking on the last stretch to the summit
a break before the summit
top of the world
the dudes are raring to go to the summit
up, up, and up - the last 50 meters
almost there, guys
map of the peaks
darrell climbs up
takes a breather
taking a breather while waiting for our go at the summit
our guide, freddie
we made it!
ganesh makes it too!
everyone's feeling the adrenaline
Darrell sees a big maroon bird.
Darrell poses with the big maroon bird.
The maroon bird strikes again.
whachawhacha looking at
the girls at mount kinabalu
the boys cuddle up
the little red riding hood
the descent from low's peak
sun-tanning fully clothed
byebye darrell, byebye kevin
che hwee goes down as well
you've gotta be f***ing kidding me
you'd sure i'm won't plunge down the moutain?
working our way down
it's good fun after all!
look ma, no hands!
don't look down, darling
i need longer legs
almost arriving at destination