Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Top of the World
I was blessed with the most beautiful weather amongst all my climbs. Perfect condition for reaching the summit. The only thing is that its extremely windy and therefore bringing the temperature even lower and staying up at the peak was much colder.
Story coming later........
Besides a successful climb, one of the guides also taught me this very famous Kadazandusun song (while descending from summit to Laban Rata) which is about a woman crossing the Tamparuli bridge and losing her high-heeled shoes and going off to buy a new pair at the Wednesday market.
The first four lines go like this: Pak pak kangku doh/ summsui do jambatan/ jambatan do Tamparuli/ bakasut tinggi oku. The song is set to the catchy beat of the sumazau, a dance unique to the Kadazandusun.
Jambatan Tamparuli available at YouTube and the historical value behind it.