Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Mount Kinabalu reopens with 24 climbers to Laban Rata

KOTA KINABALU: A total of 24 climbers were the first group to make their way to Laban Rata after the Mount Kinabalu mountain trail was reopened yesterday.

Sabah Parks director Dr Jamili Nais told The Borneo Post that the group of climbers comprised of eight Malaysians, four Australians, three French nationals, three Britons, two Germans, two Americans and two from Hong Kong.

They were accompanied by 12 mountain guides, he said.

“Nine of the climbers would be staying overnight at Laban Rata while the remaining 15 made their way down the same day,” he said.

He also commented that a 3.3 Richter scale aftershock occurred at 1.25pm yesterday.