I have the honour once again to climb Mount Kinabalu after I last climb it at 2003. This time with a little bit of a difference - I'm bringing my DSLR for the first time (in hope to get some great photos along the way for my collections of landscapes photos). It took me a while to decide whether I should bring my 5D or 50D. But due to overwhelming encouragements from friends, I've decided to bring my 5D instead and I tell you, it's the wisest thing to do (This is where the Weather Sealing technology comes in handy for DSLRs) :)
We started off from Mesilau trail. It is my first time using that trail (I've climb the mountain 4 times before but via Timpohon trail). So it's kind of new for me. But I have got to tell you it is also the best trail I've been in climbing the mountain. If you're looking for beautiful scenery for the mountain, this is the trail to go. I didn't manage to capture a lot of photos during the trek (my camera remains in the bag most of the time because I got tired hanging it on my shoulder most of the time LOL). But here are the ones that are my favourites.
No wonder it's being sealed off. It's so-not for the faint of heart ;)
A scene from "Avatar"?
Found modern day Little Red Riding Hood in the woods. The wolf was the one taken this photo :p
The human|animal connection
My only bird shot during the event. Not so much of a birding shot eh :p
A Closer look of the "Mountain Bird" which many claim to be one of the rarest to be seen nowadays
As of now, you might be wondering whether I make to the peak or not. Well... the photos says it all (LOL). But then again, I've reached the peak 3 times, so why bother, right? ;)