Mount Everest Foundation
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Low's Gully Big Wall 1999

During his descent of Low's Gully on Kinabalu, 4101m, in 1998, this leader decided that the 1,000m east-facing wall offered scope for the fIrst 'big wall' route in Malaysia. However, the so-called 'dry' season was extremely wet, with up to 12 hours rain per day. Within minutes of the rain starting, enormous waterfalls filled the crack-lines that they were hoping to climb, making progress impossible. As a result, the expedition only managed to progress some 30 metres up the rock.

March - April 1999
Steve Long with Chris Parkin, Paul Platt, Paul Rafferty, Charles Stead and Dave Turnbull