The preparations are done and the necessary items are already purchased. I am now ready to go to Kota Kinabalu.
My flight to BKK is on Air Asia on Tuesday, Aug 11, 9.30am. I have decided that I'm going to be at the airport early so that I can have my breakfast there.
Talking about the necessary items, I did my last minute shopping yesterday for glove, thermal suit and thermal socks. I refer to articles in the net on the items to carry for the trip.
Timpohan Gate to Laban Rata
It's a day climb, the weather condition is warm and sunny. Lightweight clothing like t-shirt and short are sufficient.
Other than that, I will also bring:
3. good hiking shoes. Yup, I learned my lesson in Angsi
4. rubber slippers
5. sunblock cream... tak payah kut.. let it be lah...
6. face towel
7. 1 liter of water/isotonic drink
8. wet tissue, just in case...
9. snack - energy bar and Oral Rehydration Salt (ORS), over lah pulak!
10. plastic bags
11. walking stick
12. not to forget toothbrush and toothpaste
Laban Rata to Low's Peak
It's a night climb, the weather is usually cold and windy and at the peak the temperature can drop below 5 degree Celsius. So, warm clothing are necessary:
1. head light
3. thermal suit
4. wind breaker or jacket
5. long sleeve t-shirt
6. thick trousers/cargo pants
7. thermal socks
8. ski mask
10. snacks and water/isotonic drink
Other than the above, camera with newly charged batteries is necessary, not to forget my knee supports! As for medicines, I have already got my gastritis pills, paracetamol, piriton and pills for diarrhoea and stomach pain.
Yup! This is my checklist and I am going to print it!
Everything is in order and I am very excited! Been wanting to do this and never got the chance all the while. There have always been hurdles, most of the times, I got no friend to join me. For that, I thank you my office mates for joining me there and planning this trip together.