Thursday, February 17, 2011
First LOGSAC to climb Malaysia’s Mt. Kinabalu
Following a series of local climbs in the Philippines last year and early this year, LOGSAC pioneering member Papong (Danrev Broñola) successfully scaled Mt. Kinabalu – Malaysia’s highest mountain with an elevation of 4,095 masl last February 13-16, 2011. Once again, the climb is made possible through our very generous friend and extreme mountaineer herself MOTHER THERESA OF MOUNTAINEERING who was also part of that epic expedition.
Standing tall among all mountains in Southeast Asia, Mt. Kinabalu is also one of the most sought-after summits and premiere hiking destinations in Asia. According to Papong, their trekking lasted for 15 hours and their ascend to the summit started at a very early and chilly 2:00 AM dawn.
“The lowest temperature we recorded was 2.8 degrees celcius. Nonetheless, it was worth the price. We have witnessed Malaysia’s very alluring sceneries when we were on top of the mountain. The panoramic view is extremely beautiful,” Papong pointed out.
The attempt to climb this mountain has already been preferred even before we completed scaling the top three mountains in the Philippines (Apo, Dulang-Dulang and Pulag). It was only realized then when Lady Theresa started gapping a smile of her face to our young adventure club (hehehe).
“Congrats Papong, we are proud of you,” said LOGSAC Vice President Jonas. “Kahit hindi kami nakasama but we also felt we were up there with you, especially when you showed that LOGSAC t-shirt in the summit despite the very cold weather”.