Mount Kinabulu

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javaqueen javaqueen
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Sightseeing the Giant Mount Kinabalu Aug 16, 2014
Travel to see the giant Mount Kinabalu, the highest Mountain in Asean of 4,095 m, it took us around 2-3 horus drive from Kota Kinabalu, the signtseeing are spectaculars, there are great spots to take photos if you're not planning to climb the mountain simply enjoying the view cruising with car. There is a great spot to stop over in "Pekan Nabalu" where you can park, take pictures and buy some local souvenirs. Continuing our journey to the Mount Kinabalu National Park around 1 hour, We ate not far from the entrance of Mount Kinabalu, delicious local food, I would highly recommend to visit this place, another attraction is "desa susu" a farm village located near the mont Kinabalu you can try their dairy products such as milk, ice cream, yogurt and waffles.
Facing Mount Kinabalu
Heading to Farm Village "Desa Susu"
in Desa Susu
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kt240185 kt240185
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Amazing Climb up Kinabulu Jun 26, 2011
The climb up Kinabulu (the highest peak in southeast asia) was extremely tough (if your of good fitness and strong mind!) but well worth the effort!!

The first day is physically tough and you climb up, up, up and up for hours before you reach the base camp where you sleep before attempting the submit at 2am. The landscape goes through Jurasic Park-esque jungle to red rock arizona and is very beautiful. The day we climbed it was hot and humid with a little rain and wind at points.

The accomodation is basic at best but if you ask for the Buttercup room you get access to a little hot water and a heater at night which is much appreciated at the temperature) all the other roms are dorms with cold water and no heating.

We got up at 2am to climb to the summit but the conditions were so bad we had to wait for the go ahead from our guide. It was pouring with rain, winds up to 50km and pitch black but at 3.30am we left to try the summit. That climb takes less pyhsical fitness and more will power and balls of steal as you pull yourself up a rope into the blackness and across ledges with only a light torch on your head.

We didn't make the submit (unfortunately) and had to stop 400m off the top as the conditions were too bad and made it unsafe. We huddled in a hut for 30 mins until the sun rose and we saw a beautiful view across teh mountain down to the valley. Looking up there was no visibility at all so we wouldn't have seen teh sun rise from the summit. A small consolation.

We spent the rest of teh day getting back down the mountain and I can't believe we actually climbed up in the first place!! For anyone planning to do teh trip my advise would be: make sure you have proper rain/cold weather gear if your going during this seaon, May/June, the weather is unpredictable, and take knee supports for the decent!

Also rather than going through an expensive agent book direct with the mountain park (Sutara Lodges) they will organise everything for you including accomodation, passes, guides, etc.

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korpun says:
Been there twice and was lucky enough to summit Mt. Kinabalu both times. It is tough!
Posted on: Jul 13, 2011

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