An all day hike and an early set off to the summit will get you on top of SE Asia for some amazing scenes. While looking down it almost seems that it is up you are gazing up. As the sun awakes the volcanic rock glistens with dew from the freezing night. Despite it being 35C on the beach that you can see below out in the distance, the climate at the top is far less forgiving. Yet despite all the glory that the beach receives, it compares little to the solitude and serenity at the top of Kinabalu.