When in the clothing manufacturing business in Asia, more than a few years back, I flew around the world twice a year for about six years. Each time I would take a scenic break somewhere for a few days. Once I climbed Mt. Kinabalu on the Island of Borneo. It was an unforgettable experience. The mountain, the second highest in Southeast Asia is today 13,436 feet high. But when I climbed it, it was a bit shorter as it is a granite pluton that pushes up at the rate of 5 mm per year.
It is covered with incredible flora and fauna that exist nowhere else, including orchids of endless varieties. The summit is amazing as it is naked granite, having been once covered with ice and snow. The views to the north are of the South China Sea and the Sulu Sea and to the south of the beauty of the island of Borneo with is mystical clouds and jungle. I signed my name in a protected summit guest book. Strange thing is that a few months later, at a dinner table in a Colorado Ski Resort, I met a woman who had signed that book a few weeks later.
What a wonderful world. Has anyone elst climbed this great mountain?