Saturday, October 16, 2010

Sabah Tourism: Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon 2010


Date: 23 - 24 October 2010

Dubbed as ‘The World's Toughest Mountain Race', this race is a true challenge to the spirit of human endurance. The average climber takes two days to climb the mountain but participants of the race can make it in less than 3 hours up and down Mt. Kinabalu (4095.2m), with a total distance of 21km for all Men, Women and Men's Veteran categories.

The first climbathon was inaugurated in 1987 when Sabah Parks decided to scout for people to be in the rapid rescue squad, who are a team of rangers who are able to bring down injured climbers in minimal time—especially during times of bad weather or when helicopters are not available. Starting 1995, the Sabah Tourism Board took over to organize this annual event.

The Climbathon is part of the Sky Runners World Series Circuit for the 9th consecutive year and is the only race in the circuit that is held outside Europe. The Sky Runner World Series is regulated and coordinated by the Europe-based Federation for Sport at Altitude (FSA).

Further Information

Organiser: Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn Bhd
Contact Person: Zachary Mobijohn
Telephone: +6088 232121
Fax: +6088 265540 / 219401
Email Contact: zachary@sabahtourism.com
Event Website: http://climbathon.sabahtourism.com

Source: Sabah Tourism

NOTE: Photo Copyright to Sabah Tourism
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