When I blogged about the balaclava being the last essential piece of attire for the coming Mount KK Climb (in less than 48 hours!), I was wrong!
Most of the climbers in the team met over dinner last Saturday (it was a ‘pre-climb dinner’ ~ we are big into eating, you know, as any decent Malaysian is). The dinner was for us to share any last minute briefing and basically to chat and motivate one another.
At the dinner, I was passed the T-shirt made specially for the climb. Yellow isn’t my favourite color (give me blue or black anytime) but I guess it makes sense to wear yellow deep inside the Borneo jungle, in case we got lost and need to highlight our plight or wandering hungry tigers may think we are part of their species and thus leave us alone.
I do like what is printed on the T-shirt.
The front of the T-shirt. The figure is printed a little too low so if I tuck in my shirt (which I do not!) it would be half-hidden.
The back has this map drawn on it. We will be ascending via the Mersilau trail and descending via the Timpohon trail.
What I see on cloth now, I shall see in person soon!
The target is of course, Low’s Peak (I wonder why they call it Low’s Peak when it is anything but low?!!!). There’s a peak I’d rather avoid: Ugly Sister Peak!
And so, I spent the better part of Sunday packing all my stuff for the challenge which will begin in less than 48 hours. I hear the weather over there is pretty foul!
Do keep us (all 20 of us) in your prayers ya.
This blog shall go on autopilot from tomorrow onwards until Jimbo comes back.
Mon,300608 @ 1500; desperately praying for good weather, strong knees, strong back , good sleep and victory on the mountain. And ya, also desperately praying for some kind of internet connection up there too so I can update via Mo.Blog on my Palm Treo 680. And hot aromatic coffee. And nice warm water for shower. And… and…and…., think I’ll stop here.
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