KK Adventure 02: Stairway to heaven

Stair Trails

Mt. Kinabalu’s stair trails

Mt. Kinabalu’s trail are mostly stairs, and I hate stair trails. They are more tiring and would put too much pressure on your legs and butts. Especially if you have your packs on. From the start I could already see myself getting wobbly legs when I go down these uneven steps. Like how I see most of the other foreigners descending from the mountain limping on every step down and mostly with sticks for support.

Squirrels

Friendly squirrels scurrying for food.

There are 7 shelter stations before we reach our main stop for the night, the Laban Rata Resthouse. That’s 6km from our jump-off point at Timpohon Gate trail. I must commend the Park Association for maintaining these shelters well. Each have clean basic toilets for your occasional nature calls or digestive emergencys as well as water source to refill your containers. And you’ll occasionaly get visits from these friendly squirrels ready to scavenge food debris from your trail snacks. (more…)

KK Adventure 01: A new door opens

A door opens

The Peak lodge door opens with the view of Mt. Kinabalu peaks on the horizon at Mt. Kinabalu Park

I’m back in Manila, and my legs are just aching from those endless flight of stair trails in Mt. Kinabalu, a world Heritage site and one of the highest mountain in the South East Asia.

I’ll be writing a series of entries regarding our adventure on the said mountain. Along with that are some side trips and food trip adventure within the city.

Many “Terima Kasih” goes to the guys of AdTrek and Mark of Retrospect who were helpful enough to provide some information that was useful in our trip. And many thanks as well to my companions there who have opened up a new world of international travel.

In the meantime I’ve gotta rest. It’s back to the grind again tomorrow. 🙂