From those who have scaled Mount K it's not a technical climb. as good as going on a camping trip is how a friend described and he is on a prosthetic leg.Pal wrote:Six students and a teacher from the school, and a Singaporean adventure guide were among the 18 killed at Mount Kinabalu when a 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck Sabah state on Friday morning. One teacher and one student are still missing.
What a sad news. Don't you think the students are too young for such a trip? Their parents must be devastated.
I haven't climbed it, but I have climbed Mt. Fuji which is a similar height.ecureilx wrote: From those who have scaled Mount K it's not a technical climb. as good as going on a camping trip is how a friend described and he is on a prosthetic leg.
Frankly I think it is irrelevant. It was just a misfortune and nothing like this would happen if not the earthquake. Facing such tremendous loss people tend to look for someone to put the blame on. Everybody can understand this but it's not the right way.Pal wrote:Don't you think the students are too young for such a trip? Their parents must be devastated.
OK I stand corrected, it seemed that the school children were doing the Walk The Torq during the earthquake. I've never tried it before.the lynx wrote:I've scaled Mt Kinabalu few times. It is not a treacherous hike. It is a stroll at the park. The section where the children fell victim is closer to the submit where the flat rock-ground is at an incline. Lose your balance and you hit your head on the ground. Just like how anyone would hit their head if they were to climb stairs or wheelchair ramp during an earthquake.
The problem is that when one rolls down, there aren't many large rock structures or even trees to stop the roll, despite the vast flatness.
Five of the tourists are believed to still be in Malaysia and will be barred from leaving on the offence of gross indecency, police have said.the lynx wrote: Many Borneans believe that Aki Nabalu (the deity who ruled the mountain) was stirred to anger by the recent nude stunts pulled by a bunch of foreigners (photos got circulated in the Internet for the last two months), and hence the earthquake. Whether you believe in mythology or not (and whether this earthquake is a divine act of rage), it is always wise to respect the locals' and their culture.
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