Friday, August 25, 2006

Back for a moment....

Came down from the mountain last night. Off to the Marine Park near Kota Kinabalu today.

My daughter - back in the early eighties - was the youngest kid to climb Mount Kinabalu under her own steam. (She made the top before I did that day.) She was on the front page of a local newspaper under the headline: "Tigress of Kinabalu", a tag which I am sure she wants to forget.

Now she has just done it again some 25 years later. Fortunately, the morning they made the peak was brilliantly clear.
This time I didn't go. Knees won't tolerate that kind of thing any more.

And now we are off to soak up some sun and sand and sea water.

5 comments:

KarenEMiller said...

That's a good book title, that is ..,. *g*

Glad you guys are having such a great time.

hrugaar said...

If I'd been called Tiger of Kinabalu I wouldn't want to forget it, that's a really cool tag.

Glenda Larke said...

hmmm...somehow Tiger of Kinabalu sounds more impressive than Tigress of Kinabalu. Tiger seems to suggest a hero. Tigress suggests snarling bad temper to me...*g*

hrugaar said...

Ah. To me, tigress suggests regal motherhood and beauty, and a healthy no-nonsense attitude, heh.

cm said...

i was researching the youngest kid climbing mt. kinabalu & came across this page. i am planning a trip for my family around end of may 2007. my kids are 9 & 11 boys. The mother is worry.. :( I feel they will be ok. it's my 1st time to attempt mt. kinabalu. thus scouting some advice n experience from www..