Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Sabah is always a unique experience, and not everyone has the privilege of truly experiencing it!
Photo via Facebook (Wandy John)
One hiker shared his experience climbing the highest peak in Borneo, after he spotted a few ice crystals that formed along the peak of the mountain.
In his Facebook post, Wandy John shared photos and videos of the rare phenomenon which quickly went viral after the post was reshared by the Mount Kinabalu official Facebook page.
This is not the first time that the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia has seen ‘snow’. According to iceagenow.info, Mount Kinabalu is 4,100 meters high and is known to have pools of rainwater to freeze which looks like a pile of snow.
According to the New Straits Times, in 2018, Kinabalu mountain guide association president, Junaydie Sihan said that the phenomenon of water freezing to ice on the mountain is rare but it does happen once or twice in a year.
So it’s not snow - they’re just ice!
It is reported that temperatures on Mount Kinabalu’s peak can drop to as low as -2°C to 0°C. That’s freezing!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat