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One traveller's day-by-day account of a year-long journey through Japan, China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada

elite group of forty of us huddled and shivered violently for an hour, waiting for dawn. As it got lighter, we discovered we were perched on a peak of rock above a sea of clouds stretching from horizon to horizon, through which other, smaller peaks were poking through like islands...

Words fail me!

The blessed sun finally rose and warmed our cockles, and we started our sharp descent, straight down to the park in two hours without stopping, the sense of achievement and pride masking any tiredness in our legs.

We'd done it!

Day 209: 28th August
Slinging it to Singapore
The flag of Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

We'd got a flight late last night to Kuala Lumpur for an overnight stop. This morning I packed the Robster off home to good ol' Bristle via the KL Express (with plenty of time to spare this time). The climb of the last two days had sealed the fate of the holiday as a great success. Rob was returning with a little piece of Asia, and no, I'm not talking about the strawberries from the Cameron Naan still sitting