|Aby and I somewhere around Kundasang, in front of Mt. K|
"I have asthma!"
"I'm not a fitness freak!"
"I can barely climb the stairs without getting out of breath,
let alone a mountain!!"
However, while these are still very true facts, I have to say, my mind tells me I'm not in high school anymore, and these are very conquerable excuses (except for asthma, but it's not that bad anymore so, fingers crossed!).
|A close-up of the peak shot with my Samsung Galaxy camera. |
Have to say, it was a lot clearer and more detailed in the camera =(
I'd really like to attempt to reach the peak of that beauty in my backyard, and look down from it, instead of just admiring it's beauty from the roadside in Kota Kinabalu.
(Yes, you can be jealous, this is just what we see on a daily basis in KK =P)
But my fats are telling me I'm delusional.
The set date for the climb is mid-December; yes, this year! Will I be able to finally get fit enough to not pass out mid-climb in just 2 months?! I've never been fit in my life - when friends tell me they miss their flat tummy or their six-pack, I can NOT relate to that feeling; I mean, how can you miss something you've never had right?
That doesnt mean I, in any way, am planning to work on getting a six-pack, it's just.. Can this lump of lard, as a dear friend once sadly called me, scale a mountain face without rolling back down..?
|Mt Kinabalu in the distance, from the Tamparuli suspension bridge|
I'm not sure. Which is why I've decided it's best to find out what exactly it is I'm getting myself into before I sign on that dotted line and hand over that dough.
Have any of you climbed Mount K. before?
Can you maybe shed a little light on what I can expect? I hear so many different opinions. How did you train before hand? What should I bring VS what is provided? And what is your honest opinion on me trying to scale one of Asia's highest mountains?
Thanks for your help,