An experience not to be forgotten.
Guess where I was on the
Then we started our training… Kepayang Hill and
We had a briefing on the same day (25 Aug) in
17 Sept arrived. Some of us were on a different flight. We met together at about
We arrived at Sutera Santuary Lodges (registration and check in) about
We stayed one night in Grace Hostel, had a worship and briefing session that night. It was then, when we were told of our groupings. I was in “Charlie 2”, my team members were KG Tan and
The next morning, it rained. We started our journey late, partly because of the rain and mostly because we wanted to be later than the rest of the other hikers. The rain stopped just before we started our hike. We started at
We were like 1 km slower than the last group but managed to catch up with them later. It started raining close to
Later, we all had dinner, and those who were early, had buffet, and the rest of us who came down at 7.30pm were forced to order a plate of plain and tasteless fried rice which cost us RM15 each. We should have shared. Most of us only ate half of it. We had cream of mushroom soup too, jokingly referred as sharkfin’s soup.
Again Peter and KG briefed us on the clothing and the importance of sticking to our group. Should a lady decide to turn back, one of the guys would have to accompany her.
We slept by
It was about
We walked for a while and stopped whenever we needed rest. KG wasn’t feeling very well and we rested more often than others. The air was thin and due to lack of sleep for the past few nights, I was extra cautious and did not want to take the risk of falling.
After reaching the 8km mark, I slowed down a lot. My legs just refused to move. I didn’t have any trouble breathing. To me, it was just like winter in
We left the peak at about
The ground was slippery. We reached Sayat Sayat at about
We reached Laban Rata at
We slept at about
We washed up and left the place by
Our celebration dinner (seafood, what else!) was held in Kota Kinabalu town at
After that, 7 of our team members had a
It was a good trip. I had fun, I enjoyed myself and the team, especially the girls, blended in very well.