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Mount Kinabalu

Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 105 Attractions in Sabah
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went to mt kk on a company trip coinciding with the merdeka weekend. Poetic indeed. There were 38 of us, about 7 didn't make it for various reasons but can be summarized as follows-underestimating the mountain and how challenging the hike truly is. It's about mental fitness as much as physical- you need to get used to going through pain... More

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Climbing Mt. Kinabalu is great experience if you are fit, otherwise can probably become a nightmare (as we could see on the faces of many fellow climbers). We were lucky with the weather both days, so we were rewarded with the beautiful sunrise which we enjoyed so much even though it was really cold. It was so windy that even... More

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had tour guide Keddy and he made all the difference. He was knowledgable and helpful. The experience was lovely too.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Start at Timpohon gate check point and group of 6. most of us without training. Just went jogging for 2-3times and we really go climb highest mountain in our country. We took 7hours+ almost 8hrs to reach laban rata guesthouse. This tell us, never give up !! It just matter of times ! This is the MUST see place in... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Climbing Mount KK will not only test your physical strength but your mental strength. There are plenty of blogs and reviews that will tell you what to do and etc. but I found out many other things when I did my climb in May. 1. Spend money on a proper raincoat and windbreaker. Hiking 5 hours in the pouring rain... More

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Vienna, Austria
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the Timpohon route, which is the shorter but steeper option, our goal being the Lagadan hut at 3323m where we would spend the night. As we slept at sea level the night before, I was a bit concerned about altitude sickness, which luckily proved to be unnecessary. The weather forecast was rather bad, but we were told that... More

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Vienna, Austria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Read this long review only when you want to know how it is when you have bad weather conditions! We were picked up from the hotel and climbed all the stairs up to Laban Rata. We started at 9 and arrived there at 1pm. It was sunny and we could sit outside relaxing. We took a shower (cold) in the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Me & 2 of my mates made the one day climb on 9th Aug 2014. It took some time to persuade the Ranger but it worked out. I did that via couple of emails and phone calls prior to our arrival. It took us 2:30 to reach Laban Rata, cca 30 min break and another 2:30 to reach the top,... More

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Wangaratta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I was very disappointed that i was unable to complete my 1 day climb due to that my guide kept disappearing. I had made it to all check points and then on the last where we had lunch my guide went missing for 1.2 hours. I was 2 kms from the top & told by another guide that I would... More

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San Francisco, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Mt Kinabalu has a beautiful and varied landscape. Near timpohon gate there is lush jungle, which shortens to small bushes higher up with a sprinkling of pitcher plants that get larger up through 3,000m, and then more conifers near the top before switching to sheer rock face and mosses. The 1000m climb on day 1 is straightfoward, while the second... More

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