Crocker Range

A night on the widow's peak

IT'S BEFORE DAWN and I am not happy. The sweat on my back is chilled from the cold morning air and I'm feeling nauseous. It doesn't help that I'm perched on a pile of rocks 4,095 metres above sea level.

Tuesday, 15 May, 2001, 12:00am

Emergency airlift for Mount Kinabalu climb

A TEAM of experienced climbers retracing the route taken by an early British expedition to the summit of Asia's highest peak, Mount Kinabalu, had to call for help when a member was injured in a fall.

4 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Scaling Sabah heights

SABAH may not be the place to look for Easter eggs but you probably come closest to experiencing its sunrise, as some Chinese International School (CIS) children would tell you.

14 May 1995 - 12:00am

Mountain trip provides thrill of adventure

A CLIMB up Mount Kinabalu to watch the sunrise will prove an unforgettable experience for the adventurous traveller.

The breath-taking view from Sabah's famous peak certainly will be in marked contrast to the view from the aluminium-framed bedroom window of a Hong Kong resident's apartment.

31 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Kinabalu troops may be piqued at military mag

THE Hong Kong and British troops still recovering from their month-long ordeal on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu might not be too delighted with comments made in the latest issue of The Officer magazine.

Keeping Posted was yesterday handed a copy of the military mag published last week which says our lost boys are supposed to exercise leadership in such matters.

7 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Military board to look into gully mission

LIKE Ahab in the classic quest novel Moby Dick, the expedition leader who followed his personal obsession in Malaysia will be the focus of an upcoming military inquiry.

Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Neill has twice tried to descend into Low's Gully - on the northwest face of Mount Kinabalu - and failed.

27 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Marines to replace RAF rescue team

A TEAM consisting mainly of Royal Marines is to replace members of the Royal Air Force in the search for five soldiers lost in an East Malaysian gully.

Two British officers and three Hong Kong servicemen have been missing near Mount Kinabalu for 31 days, after taking just 10 days' rations.

24 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Few dare glance at 'edge' of Sacrifice

THOUSANDS of tourists scale Malaysia's highest mountain every year, but few dare even glance over the edge into the darkness of Low's Gully. As testimony to the danger, two Sarawak climbers disappeared near here in 1988. Despite a month-long search, park officials did not find either body.

20 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Lost men would be weak and hungry

WITH little if any food remaining in their packs, the five men lost on the slopes of Mount Kinabalu would be in a weak state, probably unable to travel very far in the difficult terrain, according to a local mountain expert.

Kota Kinabalu resident Robert New, 46, was one of the first people to descend into the 1,800-metre deep Low's Gully.

19 Mar 1994 - 12:00am