This is a climb that all of us – all 47 of us – will remember for the rest of our lives. We will remember it for many reasons and many of these reasons will be personal. Some will look back and see great benefit in the struggle they went through; others will reminisce and see lessons in their difficulties; yet others will be completely satisfied because they dared to do something beyond themselves and succeed in it.
Beyond these and many more personal reasons will be the impact of people who drove us on to the summit of Mount Kinabalu. Some did it by their encouragement; others did it by their persuasion; some through motivation; still others through proffering assistance but one man did it by the very example of his life. That man is Tan Sri Azman Hashim. By just taking one step after another and always pressing on, he showed us that almost nothing is impossible if we move towards our goal with unwavering determination.