Friday, March 12, 2010

Top 20 Tips for the "Mount Kinabalu Climb"

For a truly memorable adventure vacation in Borneo, you must make sure that you attempt to conquer Mount Kinabalu, which is relatively a safe mountain to climb.

While climbing the mountain doesn't require any specialised mountaineering skills, and there is a mountain guide to accompany you (a prerequisite), it is useful to be reminded when one is traveling on unfamiliar grounds, and it pays to stay focused on the climb.

Some useful tips for a successful climb and a satisfied adventure vacation include:

1. Wear and bring adequate clothing

2. Always climb in a group and stay close to the group

3. Focus on what you do, (i.e., don't get distracted)

4. Always use the well-trodden path

5. Never get reckless or try to be a show-off

6. If possible, climb during dry season

7. If unavoidable, be extra careful with your steps during the wet spell

8. Stay where you are if you are lost

9. Leave a trail in case you have to walk away from the path where you got lost

10. Bring along a whistle just to be extra safe

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Special Note: It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. If you have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommended that you should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart Disease, severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity (overweight), Chronic Asthma, Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis (Jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.

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