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Mount Kinabalu

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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, 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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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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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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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is my second time climbing Mt Kinabalu and this time, I managed to reach the peak. Yay! Four months of weekend jogging finally paid off and this time I didn't let the cold and leg pain hinder my climbing. For first time climber, I urged you to walk slow and steady, but don't take more than five minutes rest... More

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Singapore, Singapore
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

You have to climb Mt Kinabalu to experience the magic. The mountain is majestic, the view is picture perfect, the weather is cooling, its really amazing. Recommended for all wannabe trekkers. However, you must train hard and well in order to enjoy the climb. Although we have been climbing Mt Kinabalu frequently, we still want to go again. Awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Yes, you're going to be tired and sore and exhausted and maybe even cold, but the hike to Low's Peak is definitely worth it. The view is absolutely stunning - no picture does it justice. But do try to figure out if you're sensitive to high altitudes before the hike if you have a chance. Even very fit individuals had... More

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County Clare, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We hiked Mount Kinabulu in a day and just wanted to share with any others interested that is is possible and an amazing experience, I suppose if you consider yourself 'very fit' and have experience of walking up mountains. In Kota Kinabalu it was hard to find out any info on a one day hike and many tourist operators say... More

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