Tuesday, June 10

ABC Wednesday - U

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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27 comments:

GAWO said...

Førstemann til å kommentere. På toppen av listen altså :-)

Kjempespennende U. Jeg som trodde at dere var så Urbane, men en skal aldri bare tro. Man bør vite bedre. Det her var skikkelig tøft. Og for meg som elsker topper var dette en topp U.

Petunia said...

Nydelig og interessant innlegg å lese, Arne:)

Texas Travelers said...

Great photos and story. I liked it very much. You did a great job with this.

Uncovering any part of Nature, and photographing it, is what I live for now that I am retired

U is Under scrutiny.
Come visit,
Troy and Martha

naturglede said...

Dette var helt topp!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Fantastisk innlegg, Arne! Nydelige bilder! Og det så ut som en fantastisk tur. Litt strevsom kanskje, men gu så minnerik:)

Veldig flott U!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful U post. The photos are great.

imac said...

Photos and story great post.


come and visit mine for the High Jump.

John said...

Meget interessant innlegg og flotte bilder. Ser ut til å være en tøff og krevende tur. Et minne for livet m.a.o.

leslie said...

Quite the climb, but well worth it if you can manage it. Me? Not a chance with my back in this condition. Boo hoo! Really enjoyed this today. :D

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Flott innlegg, litt av en tur!

Paulie said...

Thanks for the armchair vacation -- enjoyed your photos and bylines very much!

photowannabe said...

My, my, my....fantastic shots and I admire anyone with the energy to accomplish that climb.

Picturing of Life said...

omg....all beautiful shots u have

Mine in here Thanks

mrsnesbitt said...

WOW! I loved this...why? because it was a real adventure. It so reminded me of the approach we have, every time we go out on our motorbike, particularly on holiday mode.

Superb Arnea! Another stunning pic of the wife!

Dxxx

RuneE said...

Meg Igjen: Bildenene fra toppen ble tatt ca et år etter operasjonen. Og, ja, jeg gikk opp.

Ida said...

Sporty og vakkert! :)

Blue said...

A lovely unique U interpretation.

Anemone said...

JØJJE MIN !!! for noen bilder :-0

babooshka said...

Very interesting indepth post. a uniquie interpretaion of a letter that has given rise to a lotof lateral thinking this week. Very enjoyable read and lively collection of images.

Kelly said...

An exciting, and well photographed adventure! Thank you for sharing them!

Katney said...

It looks like a wonderful adventure. I am always up for an adventure, but that one might be beyond me at this point.

Daryl said...

WOW .. amazing .. and unique .. thank you for sharing


:-Daryl

Neva said...

Very nice "U".
Mine is here.

Louis la Vache said...

OUtstanding "U" post!

Here's "LoUis's" "U".

Kim said...

Nice sequence of photos. I only came up with one "u" photo, and you have so many, I'm jealous :) Great Job!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I obviously missed this so thank you for pointing this out to me today... this is incredible... At one time in my life I would like to have done this... now I don't know...
These are incredible photos! What a post!
Beautiful! I love the mountains!
Mountain Retreat

Tigerlily of Borneo said...

Hi Arne :-) Thank you for visiting my blog and dropping your comments. What a great post & pictorial you did on my mountain! Thank you! And wow! Its great that your wife & daughter made made it to the peak. I have been to the peak twice. My goal is 3 times. Its amazing how the local mountain people go up and down like taking a walk in the park while carrying all those heavy stuff isn't it?

Have a great day. :-)