I'm ashame but proud to admit that, this will be my first experience ever to climb you Mr Mountain.
Initially i'm suppose to join the climbing trip on February 2009, together with other bloggers but when i get to know another climbing trip will be carry out on 17&18th Dec by Grace and the gang, it takes me no time to say 'I want to join youuuuu peopleee!!'. Thus,i have to cancel my original plan and go for Dec trip. Blame the intense climbing urge, i'm innocent
I dont know about others but being a Sabahan, i find it a must to experience climbing the mountain at least once. And oh,my parent's hometown is in Ranau too. It has become my personal mission to climb Mr Mountain to avoid the saying of orang kampung that goes "Kau orang Ranau tapi tidak pernah naik gunung lagi???"Anyway, i have prepared some of the essentials for the climbing except the glove. I neither want the wool type, nor the one that police traffic wear. I'm looking for a synthetic type, hopefully i can get it by tomorrow. Here's my climbing gears' checklist: A backpack to keep all the things: checked! Sport shoes: checked! Apparel: from inner to outer: tshirt > my sis' wool sweater > windbreaker > poncho (if rain) Mask: checked! Headlamp or torchlight will do: checked! Gloves: will get it a.s.a.p
Medicine: i'll bring paracetamol and calamine lotion for precaution. You might want to know the reason of bringing the lotion, well i tend to get hives during chill. I need to consult a doc about this,hopefully i can eat some pil(s) to avoid that from attacking.Camera loaded with battery and 1gb MMC: checked! Climbing spirit: Checked! In a high level babeh. Misc: plastic bags, slippers, dry clothes, dry socks, dry towels, tissues, toiletries, vaseline, yoko yoko (haha!), lotion and will check again. Should it be any deficit in my climbing items, feel free to advise. I cant wait!! wooohhhoooooo!!