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Sat 12 May - Sat 19 May 2018

In aid of Barnardo's



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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sat 12 May 2018

International Departure

The excitement and anticipation begins to build in earnest today, as you head to the airport to begin this incredible adventure. A Charity Challenge representative will be on hand to answer any last minute questions, and quell any last minute nerves, before you join the rest of the group for this trek of a lifetime.


Day 2, Sun 13 May 2018

Arrival in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

Step off the plane in Kota Kinabalu and feel the tropical heat of Borneo.  Head into the city for lunch and then transfer to Kampong Lobong where for the homestay in the valley of Lobong, nestled in the foothills of Kinabalu.  The clouds allow you may catch your first glance of Mount Kinabalu.


Day 3, Mon 14 May 2018

Trek and Jungle camp

After an early morning breakfast set off on the trek to Tanak Nabalu jungle camp.  The jungle terrain is humid and slippy underfoot but the guides are there to assist you.  On reaching the jungle camp turn you hand to some fishing using local fishing techniques and other jungle skills. The jungle camp is basic and you’ll be sleeping on a raised platform with a mat for comfort and only your mosquito nets between you and nature.   


Day 4, Tue 15 May 2018

The jungle awakens

As dawn breaks listen to the jungle wake up; find a strong cup of coffee for breakfast, and then head off on a jungle trail in search of the famous Rafflesia flower and jungle herbs. A local style lunch back at the homestay and then on to a thrilling walk amoung through the jungle canopy at Poring.  After the treetop experience, you will transfer to the National Park which surrounds Mount Kinabalu.  As the sun sets on the mountain you’ll enjoy a simple yet fulfilling local dinner in preparation for you climb the next day.


Day 5, Wed 16 May 2018

The big climb to Laban Rata (3270m)

Today is the day of the big climb!  After breakfast and registration at the park headquarters you will be assigned your mountain guide and together you will take the shuttle bus to the Timpohon Gate which marks the start of your climb.  As you start up the mountain remember to take it easy, slow and steady and hopefully the weather will afford you some glorious views on the way up to Laban Rata at 3270m.


Day 6, Thu 17 May 2018

Summit day (4095m)

After a quick sleep, it will be time to tackle the summit portion of the climb. A light breakfast to provide you with some energy; wrap up warmly with headtorch and daypack ready for the finale of your climb to watch the sunrise at the summit (4095m). The terrain is subalpine and looks a bit like a moonscape but you will have some ropes to guide you along the way.

After sunrise and before you get too cold start your descent back down to Laban Rata for a second breakfast and then after this back down to the lodge.  After lunch, you will be transferred back to Kota Kinabalu.  This evening will be a celebratory evening as tomorrow you will be homeward bound.


Day 7, Fri 18 May 2018

Depart Kota Kinabalu

As you depart from the Land Below the Wind and return back to the UK take time to reflect on the challenge and your latest achievements.


Day 8, Sat 19 May 2018

Arrive back to UK

Arrive back to UK early morning.


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