Photo of Mount Kinabalu taken in 1923

15 million years ago, during the Pilocene period, a ball of molten rock hardened into granite. Less than 10 million years ago, plugs of granite broke through the ground. 100,000 years ago, during the ice age, glaciers began to shape the summit plateau. Today, the mountain is still growing at a pace of 5mm a year. This mountain will outlive us all.

The following photo of the mountain was taken by Terence C. Hanson in 1923.

Mount Kinabalu in 1923

Such nostalgic photos could evoke one’s emotions to such a point that one would want to pick up a clarinet with Vandoren Reeds and play a heart-rending melody.

[Photo credit: North Borneo History Society]

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