I was climbing up and up and up and up for two days. The air became very thin and the headache unstoppable – the signs of altitude sickness. The higher I climbed the harder it got. After 3000 metres over the sea level the effort became unbearable. Every ten steps I had to stop, take a sip of water and wait to get my strength back. Ten more steps and another break was needed.
Not everyone experiences high attitude in the same way. I have made it to the top, 4100 metres over the sea level. The mass of clouds hit the mountains below, like a weave the rocky ocean shore. I was standing on the rooftop of Borneo looking at the ocean of clouds, gasping for oxygen.
Mt. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, Borneo.
A jungle submerged in clouds.
Laban Rata shelter, around 3000 m over the sea level.
The summit, 4100 metres over the sea level (13451 feet).