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Thread: Story of my climb up mount kinabalu (pics)

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    [PS- I made this into a story like thing to make it more interresting [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] (and because im bored) ]

    "Finally! We reached!" I bounced out of Our four wheel drive. The cold made me shiver in excitement
    Ive always like the cold as i come from HOT singapore, i kept on saying "Free Air-con!"

    You could see everything from up there..... You could see....... Mount Kinabalu .........hiding in the clouds.......









    "Tommorow I'll conquere you, Mount kinabalu, Tommorow you'll reveal your treasures(Neps) to me!" MUhahahha (sorry couldn't resist)

    That night....... i slept deeply for the tiring climb by the fire....... The warmth kept me from the cold of the night.....









    The next morning i woke up refreshed.... more than ready for the climb.

    The starting point, the bridge, My brother and i, crossed it quickly and excitedly, "Bring on the challenge!" i thought









    Some wonderful gems greeted me, i was delighted to see them






    along with some amazing wildlife, A HUGE BEETLE!


    Plus some manificant orchids









    The first one and a half kilometer was flat land and the fog surrounding me kept me cool...It was easy as ABC









    I kepted an eye for the treasures (interresting wildlife and pitchers), my eye catched a jewel at the 2km mark rest stop. I was [EDIT] really happy [Edit]










    !






    First, i asked them to pose for some pictures, they willingly agreed,
    'they're trying to tell me something' i thought and thought, "Ahhh, i got it" "there better treasures ahead, the rocky path"

    I looked straight ahead, the light blinded me for seconds.











    i Hurried several steps and saw.....












    Now things got worse.... steep, bumpy, rocky paths, OH NO
    A lady went into a grocery store and looked into the turket section. She needed a bigger one for her family, so she asks the stock boy: \"Do these turkeys get any bigger?\"

    The stock boy replied: \"No ma'am, they're dead\"

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    Now A meter seemed much longer than a meter, i was panting so heavily, i looked at my watch, time was running out. 'Will i ever make it'?


    'Will i??'


    Gold and silver (Orchid flowers) pushed me on











    I stopped every 3 mintues to rest for 10 seconds, 'Im running out of time!' 'Will i ever make it to the treasures?'










    again, the famous kinabalu tulip pushed me on, i pushed and i pushed, just a little bit more!.......

    "a little bit more"




    "almost There!!!"



    "4km mark here i come!"




    3.7...3.8km....3.9...




    "4KM!!! WOOT!"

    The tresures meets me right at the 4km mark!




























    The real treasure was achieving my goal, which was reaching the 4km mark, no thought we could hike to that high in such short time (2 1/2 hours)

    after lots of joy and excitement, my brother and i headed down. I hopped down4 more km, and end our climb at the evelation of 0.
    Once again, i walked on flat ground, feeling proud and satisfied!

    I muttered 'ill get to the top when im older, just wait.....'

    END OF STORY


    i hiked for a total distance of 8km, (4 up and 4 down)
    and reached half-way of the summit of mount kinabalu
    which took 4 1/2 hours

    !!!!

    not bad for a 13 year old guy [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Thanks for reading! hope you enjoyed it!
    A lady went into a grocery store and looked into the turket section. She needed a bigger one for her family, so she asks the stock boy: \"Do these turkeys get any bigger?\"

    The stock boy replied: \"No ma'am, they're dead\"

    Msn/email - wezx1@hotmail.com

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    amazing.. tha Villosa is absolutely stunning.. and the orchids are killer!

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    woah! 13!!! your SO lucky!

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    nice pics

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    Wow! Nice story and great photos! What a wonderful experience. Thanks for sharing it and the pics. That must have been really something. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Now...can anyone ID the neps in the photos? (I love the orchid photos too!) Its really great to see them in their native environment.
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    oh i forgot to add this


    HUGE beetle

    A lady went into a grocery store and looked into the turket section. She needed a bigger one for her family, so she asks the stock boy: \"Do these turkeys get any bigger?\"

    The stock boy replied: \"No ma'am, they're dead\"

    Msn/email - wezx1@hotmail.com

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    well the last few are villosa.. dunno about the others lol

    those pitchers are fabulous

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