KINABALU CHALLENGE, BORNEO
My very first challenge in November 2008 was the Kinabalu Challenge in the Borneo jungle. The week long adventure race involved mountain biking, trail running, kayaking, white water rafting, jungle-camp-building, bartering in local markets and climbing to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. At 4095m, it's the highest mountain in SE Asia and arriving to the summit at sunrise was the end of the challenge. A week prior I had been placed in a team with three strangers. We stood on top of the mountain as team mates and came 2nd place. This was a total game changer in my life!