Saturday, August 22, 2015

Trail to Mount Kinabalu summit opens on Dec 1

KOTA KINABALU: Mountain climbers keen on summiting Mt Kinabalu may finally get a chance to do so this coming December.

According to Sabah Tourism, Culture and Environment minister Datuk Masidi Manjun during a press conference at his office yesterday, they were targetting to open the trail to the summit on Dec 1.

“We are taking a bit of time because we need the expertise. We are very careful in installing the new trail(s) from Panar Laban (6.3 kilometres) to Sayat-Sayat (6.8 kilometres),” he said.

“We are still plagued with the issue of large boulders of stones that could be found along the path. We are worried that in the event of an earth movement, the boulders may move/fall,” he elaborated.

To check the stability of the boulders, experts have been engaged to help them identify which ones were unstable, he said.