Descending from Lowe’s Peak (4.1 km above sea level) at Mt Kinabalu, Sabah. The assault on the summit began at 2AM in murky blackness, after a few hours shivering away in sleeping bags in Laban Rata (about halfway up the mountain). The early start was supposed to get us to the summit in time for sunrise, and boy did we need every minute. The air is so thin up there that a few steps is enough to wind you (see the guy in the foreground!). By the end of it, you are so high that you can see commercial aircraft flying underneath you (Fokker F50’s flying from Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan). This surely has to be the jewel in the crown of Sabah, being visible from the capital of Kota Kinabalu and being the highest mountain in South-East Asia.