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I had just come out of one of those boring monthly meetings when an idea popped into my head. I turned to my workmates and said: “I wanna climb the Kinabalu. Who wants to come?” Three said yes and 2 months later, we were all sitting pretty on top of Malaysia’s highest mountain! Heh.
Mount Kinabalu (or Gunung Kinabalu in Malay) is a World Heritage Site, and is located in Sabah, a state in East Malaysia. It stands at a height of 4,095m (13,435ft), and is ranked at no.20 of the world’s most prominent mountains.
The Kinabalu can be climbed quite easily – no mountaineering skills or equipment necessary – just as long you are in good physical shape to handle the high altitude conditions. If you’re into extreme sports, you can go via ferratta or join the International Climbathon. The mountain is open for climbing all year round, but you’ll need an accredited guide to go with you. Just sign up at the Kinabalu Park and a guide will be appointed for you. Porter service is also available, and recommended.
Oh, and you’ll get a Certificate with your name on it, signed sealed and delivered by your guide at the end of the climb!
Happy trails 🙂