Photo of the Day (10.19.10)

If you’ve ever thought that running up a mountain sounds like a good way to spend your weekend and you have some free time in the coming week, pack your bags & get to the State of Sabah on the island of Borneo. This Saturday & Sunday, the 24th annual Mt. Kinabalu Climbathon will be taking place, marking the last event of the 2010 Skyrunner World Series. The Skyrunner series consists of five major races throughout the year, each at a minimum altitude of 2,000 meters.

This photo, titled ‘end of the world’, was shot by Flickr user stefaniembutler on the plateau of Mt. Kinabalu (the highest mountain in Southeast Asia). The climbers dwarfed by the jagged rock formation and mountains far below make a great image; enticing enough to make me want to climb it… but run it? No thanks. Skyrunners, I salute you.

Have you stumbled upon a festival or competition that deserves some recognition? Do you have a hobby that’s cooler than Skyrunning? Share it with us! Submit your photos to Gadling’s Flickr Pool & it could be our next Photo of the Day!