KUNDASANG, April 20 2010(Bernama) -- Utusan Malaysia photographer Mohd Noor Mat Amin's feat of climbing Mt Kinabalu 111 times in 111 days will go into the Malaysia Book of Records.
Mohd Noor who took over three months to conquer South-east Asia's highest peak began his 111th climb at 7.20am and reached Timpohon Arch, Taman Kinabalu at 11.50am.
"I am thankful and glad to finish the 1Malaysia Solo 2009-2010 safely and on schedule. This proves that Malaysians too can create records just like Westerners," he said.
During the climb, the 43 year-old newspaper photographer was accompanied by guide Safrey Sumping.
Mohd Noor received RM20,000 from Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman for his feat and for bringing glory to the country.
Soon after arrival, Mohd Noor was garlanded with flowers by principal political secretary to the Sabah Chief Minister, Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan.
Nizam who represented the state government commended Mohd Noor his feat and said that the climber would be proposed as Mt Kinabalu ambassador.
Mohd Noor's next mission is to climb Kuala Lumpur Tower 111 times in one week starting May 8.