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How Can One Say No? - Get a Chance to Win Free trip Malaysia

Be an Agent of Change and Be Rewarded for It. Try nyo! You might just win a free trip to Kuala Lumpur for November 15-18, 2009. From SEACHANGE You Tube Channel: SEACHANGE is an ongoing movement connecting Southeast Asian Youths to projects, organizations, businesses, and leaders who can help them with the change they want to see!

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Surviving the 23rd Mt. Kinabalu Climbathon 2009

Banking on sheer gut and years of scaling mountains, me and my good friend Jules decided to join the 23rd Climbathon in Mt. Kinabalu in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysian Borneo. It’s a sport that combines running and hiking under a specific amount of time and is dubbed as the World's Toughest Mountain Race.  We finalized our plans 12 days before the event. That’s pretty crazy :P!

Since we were there to mainly have fun, we figured that we'd do our best and not get ourselves killed. Mt. Kinabalu is higher than Mt. Apo and usually requires  1.5 days to reach the summit and about half a day to descend. For the women's division, we were only given 3.5 hours to get to the summit starting from the Timpohon gate and 2 hours to go down. That's 21KM of steep terrain. Pretty crazy, especially if you're not much of a runner. I definitely wasn't. We only joined because the reg fee for the race was a fraction of what we need to pay for a hiking package. We paid less than 2,000 Pesos f…

Adventure Unexpected – Am I Really Tough Enough?

I drooled the very first time I saw pictures of Mt. Kinabalu in Borneo.
I must admit it was erased from my must see places for 2009 because of two things :


1. Too many people go there.
2. It’s a bit costly to be able to climb this mountain which is higher than Mt. Apo. You’d have to pay for park entrances, guides, climbing permits, insurances, etc.. That's on top of your round trip air fare to Kota Kinabalu.
See Itinerary and Expense Details Here:
http://www.pinoymountaineer.com/2008/09/mt-kinabalu-4095.html


These setbacks however does not skew the fact that Mt. Kinabalu is a beautiful mountain. My heart still skips a beat every time I see pictures of it.



Last Friday, I ran into the Calendar of Events in Kota Kinabalu.


Incidentally, the toughest mountain race in the world is occurring October 24-25, 2009 – same dates I would be there.


My heart pounded. This could not just be a coincidence.


This morning, after talking to my good old reliable sexy trusted friend of 11 years who will b…