Monday, November 29, 2004

Attraction: Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Mount Kinabalu, located in Sabah, Malaysia, is the tallest peak in South East Asia measuring some 4,095 metres. Mount Kinabalu was recently accorded a World Heritage Site, a prestigious worldwide recognition for its uniqueness. It also host the annual Climbathon where runners managed to conquer the mountain and back in a few hours. But you can proved that Mount Kinabalu can be conquered in a day, a memorable and adventurous day. Your trek/climb, accompanied by a mountain guide, will start at Timpohon Gate (about 15 minutes drive from the Kinabalu Park HQ). For a normally fit person, it takes an average 5-6 hours for you to trek up to the fully heated Laban Rata Resthouse (more popularly known as the 11,000ft) or surrounding huts. Get some rest and sleep before waking up at around 1.00am the next morning for the second phase of ascent. This is a more gruelling climb, normally takes about 2-3 hours, and it is best to time your ascent to reach the peak (calls Low's Peak after Sir Hugh Low) just right for the sunrise as you will tend to experience an awe-inspriring sun-rising sight.

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Scaling the Roof of SEA - Mt Kinabalu, Sabah

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