We were the first group of people hiked the Mount Kinabalu Borneo for GOSH in Malaysia. GOSH stands for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Mount Kinabalu is the 5th tallest mountain in South East Asia and 20th tallest mountain in the world. Its elevation is 4095 metres (13,435 ft) above the sea level.
The climb will take 2 days. The first day we will climb up to 3272 metres above sea level and continue with the journey the next morning.
The hiking itinerary schedule was detailed below. The timing used in the schedule below was according to Malaysia timing. Bear in mind, Malaysia is 8 hours ahead of the United Kingdom time zone.
DAY 1 (1 December 2011)
0730 – Depart from Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah and start our journey to Kinabalu Park. It will take about 1 to 1.5 hours through scenic countryside roads. The route is also good for cyclists who keen to challenge their ability to climb and endurance.
0900 – Arrive at Kinabalu Park Head Quarters. We will register our names (passport required) at the headquarters.
0930 – Start our climb journey to Timpohon Gate located at 1,866.4 metres above sea level. Then continue for 4-6 hours to get to Laban Rata at the height of 3272.7 metres above sea level. We will get to enjoy the panoramic view of the Sabah rainforest.
1530 – Reach at Laban Rata and time to get some rest at the dormitory.
1900 Dinner and go to bed early.
DAY 2 (2 December 2011)
0230 – The climbing journey start in the dark through to morning. Time to get our flashlight and camera out.
0300 – the ultimate and final attempt to conquer the summits of Hugh Low’s Peak at 4,095.2 metres above sea level.
0545 – Witness the spectacular sunrise and it will be the most unforgettable experience to take home and share with Great Ormond Street Hospital and you all.
0700 – Descend to Laban Rata for breakfast.
1000 – Check out and proceed to Timpohon Gate. Lunch at Liwagu restaurant before going back to Kota Kinabalu.
Day 3 & Day 4 (3 & 4 December 2011)
Whole day – Go shopping in style – limping all the way! Muscle will be hurting.
We reached the summit of Mount Kinabalu Borneo for GOSH
Yes. We all reached the summit of the Mount Kinabalu.
More photos uploaded at the Facebook page: @mountkinabaluborneo
Why we do it
Great Ormond Street Hospital works hard to save children live every day. The hospital requires more than £50 million a year of funding to help the children in need of specialist medical treatment from all over the world.
Amelia’s story has inspired us to do something for babies born with congenital heart defects. Amelia was born with a big hole in the heart. Her heart condition is scientifically named Tetralogy of Fallot. She has had two open-heart surgeries at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
She is now living a normal life just like any other kids. Before her heart surgeries, she got tired quickly. It amazing to see the wonders GOSH has given to Amelia.
In December 2017, 6 years later, Amelia waived at the world from the peak of the Mount Kinabalu.
Thank you for supporting us
We raised £290.25 for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) Charity in this challenge. Big thank you again to our GOSH supporters. We bear all the costs for this hiking trip ourselves. All donations went straight to GOSH.