paulma

Paul Ma
paulma8@hotmail.com
18 Jul 2012
http://mntviews.blogspot.com.au/

Paulma's Climbs

Mount Taranaki

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Summited Jan 24, 2016

Photos and trip report are in my blog:
http://mntviews.blogspot.com.au/2016/01/mt-taranaki-sharks-tooth-new-zealand.html
By the way, in the same trip, I also climbed a nearby second highest peak on the Taranaki crater rim called Sharks Tooth, 2510 meters ... see the trip report.

8 hrs 40 mins return

946m

1572m

Google Earth: 13.4 km. Garmin GPS: 15.1 km.

Difficult

Taranaki/Egmont National Park Visitor Centre.


     

Exmouth

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Summited Oct 5, 2015

We climbed
- Cathedral
- Mt Exmouth
- Bluff Mountain
all in one day.
Fantastic Scenery ... well worth the 8-hr drive from Sydney to reach here at the Warrumbungle National Park.

11 hrs

500m

706m

26.6

Moderate

Pincham carpark


     

Bluff Mountain

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Summited Oct 5, 2015

We climbed
- Cathedral
- Mt Exmouth
- Bluff Mountain
all in one day.
Fantastic Scenery ... well worth the 8-hr drive from Sydney to reach here at the Warrumbungle National Park.

11 hrs

500m

700m

26.6 km

Moderate

Pincham carpark


     

Brinkley Bluff

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Summited Jul 27, 2015

Magnificent scenery all the way!
(We start and end at Standley Chasm)

9 hrs at leisurely pace

780m

415m

20 km (return)

Moderate

Standley Chasm


     

Mount Sonder/Rwetyepme

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Summited Jul 26, 2015

It is a fantastic climb - highly recommended.
The trail first leads to the south-west peak which is called the false summit. From the false summit to the true summit seems daunting ... cliffs barring a direct approach. However, if you blindly follow my GPS Tracklog file (which can be found in my blog), then it is quite easy.
(By the way, I myself blindly followed Jeremy's (Jez) GPS Tracklog ... Thank you, Jeremy. His entry on the Mt Sonder climb is directly below my entry in the Mt Sonder page.)

8 hrs - at leisurely pace

653m

727m

18 km (return)

Difficult

Redbank Gorge day parking area


     

Mt Sonder South

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Summited Jul 26, 2015

This trip is actually to the true summit of Mt Sonder which is north-east of here. On the way, we made a detour to here.

2 hrs 50 mins at leisurely pace

653m

702m

8 km one-way

Moderate

Redbank Gorge day parking area


     

Mt Warrigal

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Summited Apr 1, 2015

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
Mt Warrigal is surrounded on all sides by unclimbable cliffs ... except at its southern tip. At the time I was not aware of it as I didn't have any paper map with me. After searching around for a while, we found a spot on the west side of the cliffs where we managed to climb up the cliff to reach the summit.
Now wondering has any one reached the summit like us from the west side ???

8 hrs

950m

20m

22 km - circuit walk

Moderate

Dunphys Camping Area


     

Mt Sentinel

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Summited Mar 25, 2015

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
This is a fantastic hike. The track to the summit is on a razorblade-like ridge with slopes dropping off sharply on both sides.
If you are in the Kosciuszko National Park, besides climbing some of the more well known peaks, climb Mt Sentinel as well - highly recommended.

6 hrs 40 min return at leisurely pace

1840m

65m

Return trip is 14.4 km from Google Earth, 15.8 from Garmin GPS

Moderate

Charlotte Pass


     

Gungartan

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Summited Mar 12, 2015

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This trip climbs both Gungartan and the nearby Kerries Ridge and is part of my project to climb all peaks above 2000 meters in Australia

9 hr 46 min for both Gungartan & Kerries Ridge

1350m

718m

31.6 return trip

Moderate

Guthega Power Station


     

Little Ginini

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Summited Feb 27, 2015

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This trip climbs both Little Ginini and Ginger Ale and is part of my project to climb all 10 highest named peaks in ACT.

10 hrs for both Little Ginini and Ginger Ale

870m

868m

7.5 km one way from Corin Dam

Easy

Corin Dam


     

Brumlow Top

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Summited Feb 1, 2015

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This trip climbs both Brumlow Top and Mt Polblue which are the 2 highest peaks (respectively) in the Barrington Tops National Park in NSW. It seems that hardly anyone climbs these 2 peaks, so we are like walking on virgin territories :-)

2 hrs 53 mins oneway to climb both Brumlow Top and Mt Polblue

1461m

125m

8.1 km oneway

Easy

Barrington Trail, 210 meters from Barrington Tops Forest Road


     

Mt Kelly

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Summited Jan 2, 2015

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This is a difficult climb. But the 360 degree panoramic view from the summit is well worth the effort.

5 hrs 41 mins one way

1010m

816m

11.5 km one way

Difficult

Yankee Hat Carpart at Old Boboyan Rd


     

Mt Burbidge

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Summited Jan 2, 2015

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
This is part of a one-day trip to climb both Mt Kelly and Mt Burbidge. It is a difficult trip. But the 360 degree panoramic view from both summits is well worth the effort.

13 hrs 18 mins return (to climb both Mt Kelly & Mt Burbidge)

1010m

714m

24.5 km return (to climb both Mt Kelly & Mt Burbidge)

Difficult

Yankee Hat Carpart at Old Boboyan Rd


     

Mt Barrington

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Summited Dec 21, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
At the summit, there is a fenced off area enclosing a tall tower and a big "Risk of Radiation" tank. Otherwise there is no view - too many trees.

6 hrs one way, including detours to Wombat Creek & Careys Peak

675m

881m

17.5 km one way, including detours to Wombat Creek & Careys Peak

Moderate

Lagoon Pinch Picnic Area


     

careys peak

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Summited Dec 21, 2014

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There is a nice 180 degree view.
(This is part of a trip to climb both Careys Peak and Mt Barrington)

4 hr 10 min one way, including 37 min detour to Wombat Creek

675m

870m

10.5 km one way, including 1 km detour to Wombat Creek

Moderate

Lagoon Pinch Picnic Area


     

Alice Rawson Peak

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Summited Dec 18, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
This climb is part of a one-day trip to bag 9 peaks:
- Carruthers Peak
- Mt Lee
- Mt Northcote
- Mt Clarke
- Byatts Camp (Abbott Range)
- Abbott Peak (Abbott Range)
- Mt Townsend (Abbott Range)
- Alice Rawson Peak (Abbott Range)
- Mt Kosciuszko

12 hrs 30 mins for all 9 peaks

1840m

320m

32.7 km for the whole trip

Moderate

Charlotte Pass


     

Abbott Peak

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Summited Dec 18, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
This climb is part of a one-day trip to bag 9 peaks:
- Carruthers Peak
- Mt Lee
- Mt Northcote
- Mt Clarke
- Byatts Camp (Abbott Range)
- Abbott Peak (Abbott Range)
- Mt Townsend (Abbott Range)
- Alice Rawson Peak (Abbott Range)
- Mt Kosciuszko

12 hrs 30 mins for all 9 peaks

1840m

305m

32.7 km for the whole trip

Moderate

Charlotte Pass


     

Byatts Camp

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Summited Dec 18, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
This climb is part of a one-day trip to bag 9 peaks:
- Carruthers Peak
- Mt Lee
- Mt Northcote
- Mt Clarke
- Byatts Camp (Abbott Range)
- Abbott Peak (Abbott Range)
- Mt Townsend (Abbott Range)
- Alice Rawson Peak (Abbott Range)
- Mt Kosciuszko

12 hrs 30 mins for all 9 peaks

1840m

319m

32.7 km for the whole trip

Moderate

Charlotte Pass


     

The Temple

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Summited Nov 17, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
From the summit, the scenery of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park is fantastic.

8 hrs

700m

746m

19.2

Easy

Walls of Jerusalem Track carpark


     

Legges Tor

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Summited Nov 16, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
The drive to Ben Lomond ski village (the base of Legges Tor) is far more exciting than the climb - see photo in the blog link.

30 min oneway at leisurely pace

1412m

160m

1.3 km oneway

Easy

0.8 km from Ben Lomond ski village


     

Barn Bluff

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Summited Nov 15, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.

The sheer beauty of the scenery along the route makes this is one of the more memorable climbs I have done!

9 hr 22 min

920m

639m

23

Difficult

Dove Lake Carpark


     

Cradle Mountain

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Summited Nov 14, 2014

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
Half way up the slope, I made life slightly more difficult, and more exciting too, by not following the normal trail ... all written up in the blog.
Forward route is on Overland Trail passing Marions Lookout. Return route is on Horse trail passing Crater Peak (not to be confused with Crater Mountain).

6 hr 40 min (return trip)

880m

665m

14.4 km return trip

Moderate

Ronny Creek Carpark


     

Rams Head

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Summited Nov 8, 2014

Click on the blog link to view the photos and write up on the climb. On the day, we climbed 5 peaks: (1) unnamed peak in Etheridge Ridge, (2) Mt Kosciuszko, (3) Rams Head North, (4) Rams Head, (5) Rams Head South.

11.5 hr for all 5 peaks

24 km for all 5 peaks

Moderate

Dead Horse Gap Carpark


     

Rams Head North

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Summited Nov 8, 2014

Click on the blog link to view the photos and write up on the climb. On the day, we climbed 5 peaks: (1) unnamed peak in Etheridge Ridge, (2) Mt Kosciuszko, (3) Rams Head North, (4) Rams Head, (5) Rams Head South.

11.5 hr for all 5 peaks

24 km for all 5 peaks

Moderate

Dead Horse Gap Carpark


     

Rams Head South

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Summited Nov 8, 2014

Click on the blog link to view the photos and write up on the climb. On the day, we climbed 5 peaks: (1) unnamed peak in Etheridge Ridge, (2) Mt Kosciuszko, (3) Rams Head North, (4) Rams Head, (5) Rams Head South. The most interesting is Rams Head South ... see photo #39 of the blog. If you intend to climb Rams Head and Rams Head North, you should add Rams Head South to the list.

11.5 hr for all 5 peaks

24 km for all 5 peaks

Moderate

Dead Horse Gap Carpark


     

Unnamed peak on Etheridge Ridge

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Summited Nov 8, 2014

Click on the blog link to view the photos and write up on the climb. On the day, we climbed 5 peaks: (1) unnamed peak in Etheridge Ridge, (2) Mt Kosciuszko, (3) Rams Head North, (4) Rams Head, (5) Rams Head South.

11.5 hr for all 5 peaks

24 km for all 5 peaks

Moderate

Dead Horse Gap Carpark


     

Tinderry Peak

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Summited Oct 24, 2014

Click on the blog link to view the photos and write up on the climb. (A nice climb, mostly bushbashing, bush not too thick)

7 hr 22 min

1200m

419m

13.6km return, including a minor detour to rocky outcrop with great view towards valley on SE

Moderate

Junction of Tinderry Rd and Round Flat fire trail


     

Mount Feathertop

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Summited Oct 5, 2014

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(We did a car shuffle as the start and end points are different)

7 hrs 11 mins

1708m

214m

22 km from start to finish

Easy

Start at Diamantina hut (near Mt Hotham). Finish at Harrietville


     

Mont Blanc

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Summited Sep 10, 2014

Fantastic climb with breath taking views near the summit. Summit day was lucky - clear blue sky with a light breeze. click on the blog link to view the photos and write up on the climb.

2.5 days

2380m

2430m

Difficult

Nid D'aigle


     

Mt Tennent

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Summited Aug 23, 2014

There is a trail to the peak. However, I suggest you climb the mountain the way we did it ... via The Scar (mud slide) ... far more fascinating ... click on the blog link to view the photos and write up on the climb.

Half a day should do

622m

762m

10 km return. Climb up via The Scar (mud slide), Climb down via the normal trail

Difficult

Naas Rd, 300 to 400 meters south-west of Namadgi Visitor Centre


     

Mount Kosciuszko

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Summited Apr 6, 2014

A one-day circuit walk starting from Charlotte Pass, then to Blue Lake, then climb Little Twynam, Mt Twynam, Carruthers Peak, Mt Townsend, Mt Kosciuszko, then back to car at Charlotte Pass - all together 5 peaks in one day. Write up and photos are in my blog.

11 hrs 50 mins

1840m

388m

The entire circuit walk is 32 km

Moderate


     

Mount Townsend

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Summited Apr 6, 2014

A one-day circuit walk starting from Charlotte Pass, then to Blue Lake, then climb Little Twynam, Mt Twynam, Carruthers Peak, Mt Townsend, Mt Kosciuszko, then back to car at Charlotte Pass - all together 5 peaks in one day. Write up and photos are in my blog.

11 hrs 50 mins

1840m

369m

The entire circuit walk is 32 km

Moderate


     

Mount Twynam

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Summited Apr 6, 2014

A one-day circuit walk starting from Charlotte Pass, then to Blue Lake, then climb Little Twynam, Mt Twynam, Carruthers Peak, Mt Townsend, Mt Kosciuszko, then back to car at Charlotte Pass - all together 5 peaks in one day. Write up and photos are in my blog.

11 hrs 50 mins

1840m

356m

The entire circuit walk is 32 km

Moderate


     

Carruthers Peak

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Summited Apr 6, 2014

A one-day circuit walk starting from Charlotte Pass, then to Blue Lake, then climb Little Twynam, Mt Twynam, Carruthers Peak, Mt Townsend, Mt Kosciuszko, then back to car at Charlotte Pass - all together 5 peaks in one day. Write up and photos are in my blog.

11 hrs 50 mins

1840m

305m

The entire circuit walk is 32 km

Moderate

Charlotte Pass


     

Fansipan

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Summited Nov 26, 2013

I climbed Fansipan ... write up and photos are in my blog

11 hrs (return)

1995m

1148m

20.6 km (return)

Difficult

Tram Tom Pass


     

Mt Wondabyne

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Summited Oct 13, 2013

A circuit walk starting at Staples Lookout, including a detour to Kariong Brook Falls ... write up and photos are in my blog

4hr 30min for the circuit walk

230m

21m

11.2 km for the circuit walk

Easy

Staples Lookout


     

Mount Woodroffe (Ngarutjaranya)

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Summited May 18, 2013

I climbed Mt Woodroffe ... write up and photos are in my blog.

2 hrs 15 mins one way from base to the summit

750m

685m

3.8 km one way from base to the summit

Moderate

11 km by car from Ngarutjara campsite


     

Mt Wee Jasper

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Summited Jan 27, 2013

I climbed Mt Wee Jasper (which is near Wee Jasper which is near Yass) ... write up and photos are in my blog.

3 hrs 20 mins oneway from trackhead to summit

390m

731m

7.8 km oneway from trackhead to summit

Moderate

Fitzpatrick trackhead which is about 4 km south of Wee Jasper Bridge over the Goodradigbee River.


     

Mt Gingera

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Summited Jan 26, 2013

I climbed Mt Gingera and Mt Ginini in one day. Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.

3:18 one-way from Corin Dam carpark

970m

885m

10 km one-way from Corin Dam carpark

Moderate


     

Mt Ginini

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Summited Jan 26, 2013

Click on the blog link to view photos and write up on the climb.
This is part of a one-day trip to climb both Mt Gingera & Mt Ginini

9 hrs 30 mins return trip (to both Mt Gingera and Mt Ginini)

970m

793m

30 km return trip (to both Mt Gingera and Mt Ginini)

Moderate

Corin Dam carpark


     

Mount Meharry

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Summited Aug 4, 2012

I climbed Mt Meharry ... see write up in my blog.

5 hrs - we took our time, took lots of videos, hence it took much longer than was necessary

5.5 km one way; 11 km return

Easy


     

Mt Bruce

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Summited Aug 3, 2012

I climbed Mt Bruce ... see write up in my blog

5 hrs - including 1 hr 15 min lunch at the summit

10.2 km return

Moderate

Mt Bruce carpark


     

Mt Razorback

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Summited Jul 12, 2012

I climbed Mt Razorback. On the return leg, we went through an interesting 3km narrow winding gorge ... see write up in my blog

11 hrs 15 mins

29 km return trip

Difficult


     

Mount Zeil

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Summited Jul 9, 2012

I climbed Mt Zeil from Dashwood Crossing Bore side. See write up in my blog.

9 hrs return

10.5 km oneway. 21 km return trip

Difficult

About 3.5km by car South-East of Dashwood Crossing Bore


     

Mount Bogong

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Summited Mar 19, 2011

I climbed Mt Bogong via Staircase Spur and includes climbing West Peak. See write up in my blog.

8 hrs return (including climbing West Peak)

21.5 km return (including climbing West Peak)

Difficult


     

Mount Ossa

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Summited Feb 14, 2011

I climbed Mt Ossa - on the day, we started from Pelion Hut, to summit, back to Pelion Hut, then to Arm River Track carpark. See write up in my blog.

11 hrs 15 mins

25.5 km

Difficult

Start: Pelion Hut. End: Arm River Track carpark


     

Mt Pelion East

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Summited Feb 13, 2011

I climbed Mt Pelion East via Arm River Track ... see write up in my blog

9 hr 45 min

23 km

Difficult

Start: Arm River carpark. End: Pelion Hut


     

Bimberi Peak

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Summited Jan 29, 2011

I climbed Bimberi Peak a few times. This time, from the east side (Orroral Tracking Station), climb to summit, then camp over night at Cotter Flats. See write up in my blog.

1.5 days return

44.5 km return

Difficult

abandoned Orroral Tracking Station in ACT


     

Bartle Frere

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Summited Aug 25, 2010

I climbed Bartle Frere from the east side (Josephine Falls carpark).

8 hrs 45 mins return

7.5 km one way. 15 km return trip

Difficult


     

Walsh's Pyramid

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Summited Aug 24, 2010

I climbed Walsh's Pyramid. See write up in my blog.

3 hr 20 min return

3.3 km oneway. 6.6 km return trip

Difficult


     

YuShan

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Summited Apr 22, 2010

I climbed YuShan (Jade Mountain). See write up in my blog.

2 and a quarter days

Easy


     

Bimberi Peak

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Summited Dec 6, 2009

From the west side (via Oldfields Hut). Details are in my blog.

10 hrs 25 mins return

19.5 km return

Moderate


     

Aconcagua

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Summited Jan 24, 2009

I climbed Aconcagua (via Upper Guancos also known as Ameghino Traverse) ... well, almost ... reached highest camp. Strong wind prevented the entire group from reaching the summit on the summit day, Damn! See write up in my blog.

18 days

Difficult

From Mendoza, then to Los Penitentes


     

Mount Fuji

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Summited Jul 18, 2008

I climbed Mt Fuji from Subashiriguchi trail. See write up in my blog.

2 days

Moderate


     

Mount Kilimanjaro

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Summited Feb 23, 2006

I climbed Mt Kilimanjaro from Rongai Route, came down Marangu Route. See write up in my blog.

6 days

Moderate


     

Mount Kinabalu

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Summited Sep 15, 2005

I climbed Mt Kinabalu from Timpohon Gate. See write up in my blog.

1.5 days

Difficult

Timpohon Gate