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Going Further: the long climb up Mount Kinabalu in Borneo

Borneo's highest and holiest mountain features tangled jungle, granite ridges and barren plateaus. Traversing it is a task that requires nerves - and legs - of steel
Illustration DELPHINE LEE (3) @delphinemonkey

ENDLESS, SLIPPERY, WINDING STEPS. Steps that are steep and shallow. Steps that are deep and broad. Some are formed from intertwining tree roots, gnarled and knotted by centuries of growth. Others are carved into black volcanic rock, slick with moisture. Countless steps behind; countless steps to come. I've been on Mount Kinabalu for only three hours, and I'm barely a quarter of the way to the top, but I've already climbed enough steps for several lifetimes.

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