Mount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa
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OMG OMG OMG! Today has to be the longest day ever.
Woke up at half past two to get ready, and afterwards we gathered outside the cabin together with the other climbers (at least fifty in all) for a briefing from the guides. It's under 10 degree celsius and close to 3 a.m. when we began the push to the summit. The night …
... still sure it's not a problem for you?'' My answer was short and sounded sure. Sounded, cos inside me I had nothing but doubts.
''YES'' was my response.
It all became a bigger challenge at that stage. I was about to climb 4.095m in one day in 9,5 h. The deal is I am starting at 7:30 and by 17:00 the guide must be back on the gate. This is the procedure of the park and no bribe is to be made.
That deal including my personal guide, the permit fee, the insurance ...
... la posta de sol, espectacular.
A la barca hi ha xinesos que no paren de xerrar molt alt. En un moment que deixen baixar gent de la barca perquè volen anar a una platjeta, jo parlo amb un senyor amb aspecte xinès que és de Sarawak i ha vingut a passar el cap de setmana amb la senyora, pare i sogra . Em diu que aquells xerramecs parlen Cantonès o Honky, que en ...
... glory. We could see the village where we would stop for the night high high up in the mountains and the peak that we would be on. Looked incredible... We started the hike nice and early at 9am at the altitude of 1,800m. We had to get to our rest house at 3,200m by 3.30pm as we were doing Via Ferrata the next morning so we needed to be there for the briefing. Via Ferrata is a set of challenges high up in the mountains using metal ropes to which you ...
... next stop was the Kundastang war memorial, which has been lovingly developed into a sanctuary. The memorial pays tribute to the 2500 soldiers who perished in the Sandukan death marches at the end of the Second World War. Australian and English POWs were forced to march hundreds of km between Sandukan and Ranau, through the jungle, with no clothes or shoes, carrying rice for the Japanese troops. The soldiers were given only cucumbers to eat. Many starved ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMount Kinabalu Heritage Resort & Spa Ranau
It's tucked in a quiet corner of Ranau town, located about 15 minutes' drive from the Kinabalu Park. The rooms are quite spacious with attached bathroom and plenty of hot water. The furnishings are a bit old, but what matters to me is that it is clean and comfortable. There is a well-kempt garden, and a spa within the hotel compound. Food is nothing special, just okay. I wouldnt mind staying here again.
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