U is for Uncovering Nature
at the Mount Kinabalu (13,435 ft above sea level) in Sabah Malaysia Borneo.
Put yourself in the situation where you wake up in the complete dark at 06.00 am. From the east the glimpse of light starts to uncover that you are at Low´s Peak or the summit of South East Asia´s forth highest mountain. The sun rises fast at 06°05′N 116°33′E
and within minutes it appears above the horizon
At the 20th most prominent peak in the world the day is wakening and you start to see nature
and soon "half" of the northern part of Borneo
The uncovered nature is there for you to visit at 4095 meter above sea level.
But before you start on the journey see some of the photos taken in April 1995 when Tullen, Rikke and Mette Kjønø (a friend) came, saw and conquered Kota KinabaluUse of ropes are mandatory up and down for climbers like Rikke and some other conquerors :
At the summit the temperature is much lover than the starting point at 1583 m, so you have to cary warm cloths when you start (in +5 dgr C) on the last climbing ( aprox 2-3 hours) from base station: Laban Rata at 10.800 ft (3300m). Going for the sunrise you have to start in the dark at 03.00 am, so don´t forget your flashlights.
The day before, the path (between 1800 - 3300 m) was exhausting for the 14 years Rikke, and you too will certainly feel happy when reaching the Laban Rata (3353,7 m) after ab 5 hours walking and climbing.
15 months later Rikke reached 6.000 m in Ladakh, north India, when she as a student at UWCSEA was tracking 14 days in this Kashmir plateau.On the tour to or from the sleeping cottage on steep paths you may be passed by female climbers carrying all the supplies (30 kg each) needed at Laban Rata, or come in contact with nice fellow climbers from all over the world.
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