Why? If you plan not to return, I suggest you go Mesilau. Seriously so much better view and double certs. #NoPainNoGain. But this 2.2km extra will make you suffer like nobody else.
And another thing, if you are not well-trained climber. I reckon you have a portal to carry your bag. I didn't do so as I thought I was strong enough to carry my freaking 6kg bag up to the hill. Yes, I made it, but it hurts your stamina so bad on the next day due to my legs muscle is already sore and wanting to rest so badly.
We were a group of 8. But due to our different pace, we have split ourselves into 3 different groups: The Warrior, Normal, and The Crawler. Haha. Me, of course the normal one which I need to take time to take photos, crawl, as well as take a break whenever I see any pondok around.
Seriously, the view is really breathtaking. I really love this part here where it is 360 panaroma view of Mount KK. It's extremely windy where windbreaker is very much needed because we are same level as the clouds are!
After this, I'm so lazy to take my camera out from my bag. I just wanted to keep going and reach Laban Rata (mid point) where we all can rest and most importantly EAT!
Don't expect much food from your mountain guide because all we have for the whole day was a lunch pack contains sandwich, apple, and a bottle of water. We need so much of energy bars and bread to keep us energised. Not to forget, water too! So if any of you wanted to go, bring lots of food and at least 3 bottles of mineral water. SUPER IMPORTANT!
I don't even bother to take picture at Laban Rata. Basically we were actually crawling up hill. I reached there about 6.30pm. Heard from the guide, usually if we take Timpohon route, by 2pm or 3pm latest we will reach. Honestly, it's worth to take the longer route.
The second day was a torture! Where all the nightmare begin... And also when the stars throughout the darkness...
We have to wake up at 1.30am to have our breakfast before the journey begin. Carry as less thing as possible, and also remember to bring your ID tag, as I forgotten to bring mine. Thank God I'm still able to register using my IC number. According to our guide, the ID tag is very important. I wonder why...
Was freezing. Serious strong wind with RAIN!!! At that moment I start to questioning myself, why am I torturing myself like this. I could have had another vacation where I'm enjoying along the beach, listening to live band, etc.
But my subconscious mind is telling me, let's do this once and for all and never come back! So this words keep repeating in my mind to make me keep moving, keep going forward.
If my HP and mana level is 100% I can do so. But at that moment I was like freezing with low stamina. Some more need to climb using rope with my plastic bag raincoat and the strong wind keep blowing my plastic bag away. GRR!! It made me so frustrated till I really wish that I could fly to the peak!
After all the sloppy hill roads, slippery stones, rope climbing. Finally there is some sweetness over the pain.
p.s. the picture above was actually taken from the top. So it means I'm looking downhill.
Above cloud level!
So this is actually the perfect view to see everything. But we didn't know. And we thought we still need to continue climbing. And the mist started to get stronger. Or should I say already very strong before we got up there.
I wanted to faint when I see mist like this. It's very dangerous and I couldn't get any good shot unless I freeze up there and wait. The wind is freaking strong and was really freaking cold! Imagine you are at an open field where there's cold wind hitting you and it's like less than 5 degree Celsius.
To be honest, I was so touched of myself that I could made it this far. And by far, all 8 of us made it to the peak! Was so proud of ourselves. I had tears of joy while I was on the way to the peak :') But somehow need to wipe it before it became frost.
After a few shots, I was like quickly I wanted to get down so badly. The thing is in order to get good shot I need to take off my glove. The moment I took up my hand freeze like mad. That capture onwards, gloves on. My hands can barely tolerate with the cold.
Finally, we got the most important shot.
Altitude pill is a MUST HAVE. I was surprised and not sure what was the reason behind I did not get any sickness like dizzy, nausea, etc throughout the whole journey. I thought I will be like having nausea or something. But my friends do have the problem. So do take note.
Regardless how tired were we, we still need to get downhill to our base camp asap to catch our van back to our hotel. I seriously miss the hotel bed so damn much.