Is an #illusion........ .
Since August 2019, after a looong break, now, I'm back to training (less 3months)
Today we did 3h + hiking 6.2km.
Never felt so tire, sore, heaty body (dehydrated badly) , I thought I was going to pengsan.
Told myself, do or die. I will make it to peak again.
How it start.... 2failed attempt and 1 climb just scrap through.
2d/1n start the journey from 7am, breakfast and a prayer of thanks giving (safe journey), we will embark the journey to the peak.
By 3.00pm-4pm, we have to be at rest house Laban Rata.
Clean, Makan by 7pm.
Into the bed.
1.15-30am up, ready by 2pm. This time, either the weather will be kind to You or the hike may cancel, due to rain/drizzle.
By 8-9am we have to complete a 4km journey to the peak 4095m.
Back to Rest house, pack and descend to the Gate.
Expected to reach by 4pm.
. . .
4km-5km, either the Climb will break You or Not.
If you not sure, what's Altitude Mountain Sickness,
.... Negative health effect of high altitude, caused by rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen at high elevation. Symptoms may include headaches, vomiting, tiredness, trouble sleeping, and dizziness. Acute mountain sickness can progress to high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) with associated shortness of breath or high altitude cerebral edema (HACE) with associated confusion (Wikipedia) .
Twice hit, till my 3rd climb, I understood, what is AMS, how it will affect on me.
Sadly, many thought I was faking it.
twice during this time, my lips turned blue blackish, constant headache, symptom vomit-like (eventhough I hardly eat much, took lots of fluid), no appetite etc.
Lastly, feeling like a drunkard, sleepy.
My last hike, I didn't hv enough medicine, this time, I will be on medication 1-2 weeks and after the hike.
I can't thank enough, a personal friend, Doctor Chong in Ranau, was able to diagnose my illness.
He informed, it is common among guides and workers.
I need understand my body well, and know when to quit.
I do wish, and pray I could hike /trek with ease and no fear in whatever I do.
I went ahead, and had faith in my main guides, and my dear kaki hiker, Tanjung Kimono.