Kota Kinabalu Travel Blog› entry 11 of 23 › view all entries
August 8th, 2008 – by: andytite
Or not as it seemed. Now, Mount Kinabalu is the fourth highest in Southeast Asia. It's a very impressive 4,095 metres high at the summit (the deliciously ironic Low's Peak). It's the twentieth highest peak in the world in terms of prominence. And I couldn't see it for the life of me. Now, you may think, why is this a note worthy observation? Well mainly to give an insight into my decidedly wobbly mental state. At this point, dread, fear, terror, you call it what you will, was rising up in me like a wave. My way of dealing with this was to try and reduce the mountain as an obstacle, both mentally and physically. If I couldn't see it, then it had to be small, thus making it de-facto easy to climb. Ha ha! Oh the ravings of a lunatic. Truth is, the bloody thing was still a two hour drive from KK, so rationalise all I like, it was still there, still big, and still had to be climbed.
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