Photographer's Note

The view is of two tourists on their way down the mountain. The crag or peak behind them is Low's Peak, the highest peak in South East Asia. From where they are standing, the distance to the peak is 1.8km or about 1 hour away.

Ironically, Sir Hugh Low did not bag the peak in 1851.Or at all. Or else he could have been the first white man to set foot on it. Based on his journal, he did make it somewhere near the base of this peak (Summit Region)but didn't climb it. Instead he made a toast on behalf of Queen Victoria for being the first Brit up here. He didn't climb the peak at all, probably thinking the peak wasn't the highest. In his journal, he wrote it was just "a heap of rocks". Talk about so close yet so far. Still, we named the peak in honour of him. Even though it was Sir John Whitehead who bagged the peak in 1888.

Normally, as you make your way up this slope in the dark early morning, you wouldn't be able to see much of this peak. Only when you are on your way down, you could finally see how the peak looked like in its entirety. Even though it is the highest peak, it is the easiest to climb. No technical is required.

So, if you made it and on your way down, don't forget to turn around, and see what you have conquered.

And by the way, while you are on Low's Peak, ask the mountain guide to show you where is Victoria Peak. Probably, Sir Hugh Low wasn't wrong at all.

Photo was taken with a circular polarizer, attached to a ND filter. Color is saturated but with a slight underexposed.

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