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Stories by Joris van Alphen

Mount Kinabalu: First Sight of the Summit

The rain is pouring down as we arrive in Kinabalu Park, the study area for the first leg of the expedition. About half of the expedition team made the journey to the park headquarters at 1,500 meters today...

September 11, 2012 — Joris van Alphen

Mystery of the Mountain

As I write this I am looking out over the South China Sea from the Malaysian port town of Kota Kinabalu. The tide is going out and small groups of people slog across the exposed seabed to collect shellfish...

September 10, 2012 — Joris van Alphen
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