MOUNT KIN­A­BALU, SABAH MALAYSIA

Escape! Asia - - Postcard -

Moun­tain paths and stair­cases are the least of your wor­ries dur­ing a sum­mit hike. Hav­ing to over­come al­ti­tude sick­ness, en­sur­ing your body gets used to the low tem­per­a­tures, and grab­bing on to ropes while as­cend­ing nearly ver­ti­cal boul­ders and rocks are fac­tors that will re­ally hin­der your progress. De­spite it all, moun­tain climb­ing can be re­ally re­ward­ing, not just phys­i­cally, but men­tally. Here’s a shout out to my moun­tain guide, Cor­nelius, for ac­com­pa­ny­ing me ev­ery step of the way from Panal­a­ban Base Camps (3,319m) to the Low’s Peak Sum­mit (4,095m). Here, we were just tak­ing a break while en­joy­ing the sun­rise at St. John’s Peak (4,091m) af­ter con­quer­ing the new Ranau Trail that was fixed up af­ter the treach­er­ous earth­quake in 2015. You know what they say... Life’s a climb.

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