slothful refuge

Back to Kota Kinabalu from our gargantuan climb, we head off straight to the hostel to freshen-up, feast on a hearty dinner then went straight to a spa for a well deserved full body massage. Upon lying down the massage table, we instantaneously went in to...

mt. kinabalu (leg 4): conquering pain

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place.  ~Lance Armstrong  As I approached Panar Laban, my feet gave in and I fell a few steps before...

mt. kinabalu (leg 1): testing endurance

At 5am, We woke up to the smell of challenge. We carefully packed our day packs to bring only the essentials as the hike to Mt. Kinabalu dawned us. After downing our cups of coffee plus two sliced bread smothered with peanut butter and jelly, we...