175 Photos - Nov 4, 2013
Photo: Dinner function on the eve of departure to Kota Kinabalu (28 October 2013)Photo: Photo: The participation of RHB Group Managing Director (“GMD”), Mr Kellee Kam, was a surprise to most of the climbers as it was only officially announced during the dinner function.Photo: Photo: KC receiving the flag to be carried to the summit.Photo: Tracy Chan receiving the flag to be carried to the summit.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Touchdown at Kota Kinabalu Airport – We were pleasantly surprised to see a warm welcome reception from staff of East Malaysia complete with traditional dances.Photo: Seeing the happy moment and many donning the same coloured T-shirts, a young lady Custom Officer even asked me what occasion was that.Photo: Photo: Put up a night at Kinabalu National ParkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: 30 October 2013 morning at Nepenthes Lodges of Kinabalu Park.Photo: Photo: The Rajah Lodge ... the most expansive lodge in Kinabalu National Park.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Getting ready to go in the morning – GMD at back row, Right 7.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Distribution of name tagPhoto: sorting out the bags for porters to carry.Photo: Porter fees: 1kg for RM 15Photo: RARING TO GO ... Yours truly (KC) posing with RHB Group Managing Director, Kellee Kam. Without knowing, he is a fast trail runner!Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: A group photo in front of Kinabalu National park with RHB Group Managing Director, Kellee Kam (at left)Photo: Warm up exercises just before the start of climb.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: One team, one mission – To arrive at Low’s peak of Mt KinabaluPhoto: Photo: Photo: Happy expression … for reaching the 2km markerPhoto: Photo: Photo: Taking a breather for photo sessionPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: In jubilation – yours truly arriving at Laban Rata Resthouse with Tracy Chan. We took 4 hours to arrive at Laban Rata (from Timbohon Gate).Photo: Photo: Photo: Waterfalls at high mountain – After a heavy downpour in the evening, water was gushing down the rock surfaces of Mount Kinabalu that are visible from far.Photo: Sunset at Laban RataPhoto: Photo: Next morning, the team started the journey at 2:30 a.m. after a hearty breakfast. The weather in the morning was fine with little wind movement.Photo: Beautiful sunrisePhoto: Photo: Photo: Slowly but surely, we are on the way to Low’s Peak, the summit.Photo: Photo: Yours truly (KC; left) posing with RHB Group Managing Director, Kellee Kam (3rd from left) and few other colleagues. Mr Kellee is in the first group that reach the summit.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Waiting for their turn for photo shoot at Low’s PeakPhoto: Photo: Photo: At Low’s Peak – the mission accomplished!Photo: In jubilation for the achievementPhoto: Su Wan FenPhoto: Photo: Low’s Peak from a distancePhoto: The South PeakPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: I met Rothman Fong, a trail runner friend, at Laban Rata at 10:30 a.m. (on 31 October 2013) while RHB climbers were getting ready to descend the mountain. He was doing a solo trail running from Timbohon to Laban Rata, then advanced to the summit and later descended to Timbohon again. We met again at 3:30pm at Kinabalu Park Entrance.Photo: Photo: Photo: A group photo before the team descended the mountain at 12 noon on 31 October 2013Photo: Photo: Putting up a night at Kinabalu National Park on 1 November 2013, 5:45 a.m. to witness a beautiful sunrisePhoto: Photo: Mount kinabalu Peaks from a distance – we were there a day earlier; spectacular view looking out from our balcony.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: This is what it takes to take good photos ...Photo: The stunning Tracy Chan with the majestic backgroundPhoto: Photo: TanLP, Tracy Chan, SuWFPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Group Managing Director, Kellee Kam receiving the certificates of achievement on behalf of the teamPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: A moment to cherish – GMD posing with the lady climbersPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: After descending from the mountain, the team went to Poring Hot Springs which is about 40km from Kinabalu National Park.Photo: Photo: Photo: The hot springs with the sulphuric minerals are well known for their therapeutic properties reputed to ease aching muscles. The baths are favoured by returned climbers of Mount Kinabalu.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: The team put up the final night at Sutera Harbour Resorts; this time, with lots of sun, sea, and sand.Photo: Tracy Chan, Patric Yee and yours truly (KC) going for a morning run at 6:30 a.m.Photo: Photo: Photo: Another beautiful view of the harbourPhoto: Tracy Chan and yours truly (KC) going for a morning run surrounding the scenic areas of Sutera Harbour. (Patric Yee holding camera)Photo: Eric Lee, TanHC, KC, SuWF, Tracy Chan, Patric Yee, AlexPhoto: Photo: Resorts adjourning the harbourPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Khoo BY, Terry Yap, HoWG having a dip into the clear waterPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Resorts by the seaPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Proudly showing the certificates of achievement with P.R.I.D.E.Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Happy birthday to our GMD and a few fellow climbersPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Immerse in the happy moment … Patric Yee with the lady climbers.Photo: Photo: Photo: