<photo: view of Mount Kinabalu from Kinabalu National Park . Contrary to popular belief, accountants don't really like counting. They just appreciate good figures>
What's 50 years? It's 18,250 days. It's 438,000 hours. It's over 26 million minutes. When counted from this perspective, 50 years is a lot. And that's what the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA) has achieved in the last 50 years - a lot of nation building.
50 on Kinabalu will see 50 members and friends of the MIA celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MIA by reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu on 26 September 2017. Over the next 12 weeks, the 50 summiters will train by climbing a team total of at least 60,000 floors and mentally prepare to summit a peak that's 4095m (about 1,000 floors) high. That's a lot of floors.
But some may say that 50 years is only half of a century, that 50 years is only 5% of a millennium. And Mount Kinabalu is only about half the height of Mount Everest. Does it count?
"Don't count the days, make the days count." Muhammad Ali