One day… oh my goodness… one day to go before I sit on the plane and head for the 20th highest mountain in the world… and here, sitting in front of my computer, staring at the MSN Weather forecast that challenges my faith more that good things are about to happen, because I started to see changes in the weather that Sunday there are promising fair weather coming… now only for 01 September – Monday, to have great fair weather throughout the day to make sure that the hike reaching the summit is successful.
It has been 5 days that I have lazed around, relaxing, shopping for my list-to-bring, and I realised that my body has started to get used to the non-taxing every 5:30am morning prayer power walk – this isn’t a good sign as my metabolism rate is going down and I need to keep myself active and ready for the coming Sunday’s first hike to the 1st camp of Mount Kinabalu.
And the readings from that doesn’t sound too good as I can see that my body is starting to lax and laze from the non-exercise status… I must start my brisk walk routine again when I return…
After a good stare at the weather for a whole 2 minutes, I have suddenly remembered that I haven’t done my full check list yet…. So here I am trying to look into my check list as stated below:
Travel Itinerary (Flight for me) MOST IMPORTANT
Small backpack (check – need to do some mending)
Backpack for porter to help me to get my things up (check – blessed lend from colleague)
1 main backpack to stuff everything I need for the entire trip (inclusive of extra stays) (not fully packed)
Basic necessary things for hiking
T-shirts and shorts
Deep Heat rub (Need to get it…)
First Aid Kits (Aspirin, Panadol, plaster, etc)
Walking Stick / Walking pole (got one, going to find another stick along the way there)
Walking / Hiking Shoes
Raingear with hood, water resistant / waterproof pants
Sleeping Bag (for extra warmth)
For summit / hiking to camp Laban Rata
Long sleeve shirts / pullover / jumper
Gloves (rubber grip for summit use)
Long Waterproof pants
Headlamps Torch light
Battery for Headlamps ( Torch light)
Thermos for hot drinks * * * In case can’t stand cold
Energy pack (drink / bars / jelly etc)
Ankle guards (if your ankles aren’t strong)
Extra important stuffs
Money for travelling
So… that’s about it for the itinerary… it is all now with faith, determination and perseverance to reach to the first camp and to the summit.
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