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Somewhere In China By Jeff Hutchens & Peter Hutchens

I like this 2 guys. They’re brothers Jeff Hutchens & Peter Hutchens. One a photographer, one a filmmaker. Together they bring us Somewhere In China; a National Geographic documentary featuring their journey back to China to capture the change of time in this multi-ethnic, multi-facade country.

They had lived in China during their younger days when their parents were teaching in a university in Harbin.

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Day 6: Climbing Mount Kinabalu Low’s Peak

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27th March 2007 Tuesday (Day 6) Part I

Weee! This is it baby! Low’s Peak here we come!

We woke up at 1.30am. Hahaha crazy eh? It was very cold. I just simply gargle my mouth because the chilly water was stinging my mouth. I couldn’t squat or sit properly too because what else? LEGS PAIN!

I wore the same clothing as when I went to sleep the night before: 4 layers of tops (3+1 additional more), 2 layers of pants and 3 layers of socks. We had instant noodle and chocolate for brekkie. Gotta boil our own water.

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Day 5: Climbing Mount Kinabalu (Part II)

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26th March 2007 Monday (Day 5) Part II

Finally, we passed the 4km mark at 3hours 45mins after departing from Timpohon Gate.

Timpohon Gate to 4km: 8.38am-12.23pm (2745m a.s.l).

From here onward, the trail are much more steeper and thus it took VERY long time to climb. So long that we reached the 5km mark after 1hour 20mins or 5hours 5mins from Timpohon Gate.

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Day 5: Climbing Mount Kinabalu (Part I)

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26th March 2007 Monday (Day 5) Part I

Climbing Day!!!!!

We had our breakfast at 7am. While waiting for the food to arrive we went to the dining hall balcony. This balcony has one of the best Mount Kinabalu view. Don’t trust me? This is the proof:

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Day 1 & 2: Snorkel + Rain + Hell @ Kota Kinabalu

22nd March 2007 Thursday (Day 1)
The journey from LCCT to Kota Kinabalu took about 2 hours and 30 minutes. We touched down at Terminal 2 about 3 minutes before midnight. *yawn* Because we booked the KK mountain climb and hostels stay with a local KK tour operator, they provide transport to pick us from the airport. Yipeeee!

Our accommodation for the night and the next 2 nights was at Step-in Lodge, a budget hostel that cost RM35 per pax a night (air-conditioned).

Step-in Lodge is strategically located near the famous Filipino market @ handicraft market, night market, restaurants and shopping malls. I like this lodge because it makes me feel at home. Besides that, the place is clean and the staffs are ever helpful.

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