Friday, June 19, 2009

Kota Kinabalu, Here We Come!

Woohoo! This time tomorrow, the four of us will be happily sitting in a plane to Kota Kinabalu. The plan for the trip is that we'd arrive on Saturday night, rest at the hotel, have an early breakfast, and start out on Sunday morning. Register ourselves at the HQ before climbing, stop over at Laban Rata (which I reckon is 3/4 of the way up), rest for the night. Wake up and head out at 2am on Monday morning and climb to the summit. Take lots of photos of happy-us, watch the sunrise and then make the descend.

We'll rest on Tuesday, probably go check out the markets and stuff, and then white water rafting (Level 1 and 2 only, don't worry) on Wednesday. Chill out some more on Thursday before flying back at night and arriving on Friday morning.

Everyone who knows we are going to climb Mount Kinabalu has been telling us how we tough it's going to be. And I'm sure it won't be easy, but I'm just as sure that we can do it. We've got the gear we need (new hiking shoes which now seem a tad loose. Need to try them on with a double layer of socks) and all the positive energy in the world to propel us forwards (or should it be, upwards?). *grin*

Anyway, as usual, I've not packed. Have an entire day to do so tomorrow and after that it's dinner at LGG's before heading to the airport. Yay!

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