I did it. I climbed Mt Kinabalu. It was much rougher than I expected but, I did it. Turns out, the entire hike it basically steps spaced about 30cm apart. And this goes on for about 6 km. Then, after that, we got to a hostel for the night. The idea was to get there, relax, eat, go to bed and wake up at 2am to catch the sunrise on the peak. That was the plan until it started raining.
I went to bed at 7pm and get up at 2am ready(ish) to get to the top. Since it was still raining heavily, my climbing partner and I decided to wait until 5am to leave so we could wait for the worst to be over and that way we wouldn’t be climbing up in pitch dark the whole way. SO that’s what we did. It took us 2 hours to climb that remaining 2.6km and it wasn’t easy. Since it’s mostly rock face, you need to use ropes most of the way. Ropes, high winds and rain don’t make for fun. Oh, and I don’t have pants with me. We finally made it at 7am, but we couldn’t see anything. This one guy, poor him, went up at 2:30, did it in 1:30, waited at the peak for another hour and 30 minutes only to see the light through heavy fog. How terrible is that…
On my way down, I fell a few times (wood get really slippery). I actually cut my fingers a bit, bruised my elbow and sprained my ankles, but I’m fine now. Nothing to worry about (I also had climbing insurance).
Time’s about to run out on the computer so that’s all I’ve got for now! I’m still happy and healty!