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Mount Kinabalu

Malaysia
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Ranked #2 of 99 attractions in Sabah
Type: Mountains
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Climbing Mount Kinabalu is definitely one of the best things that i've done in my life! No joke, those 2 days are one of the most tiring days of my life ever...The view at the summit is really picturesque! Worth every single drop of sweat and muscle ache! And the sense of accomplishment is really awesome! I would say training... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We did it fantastic 2 day climb we had prepared well and took advice on equipment, It was far more challenging than we thought but great fun. TIP read up about mountain, take correct clothing &equipment, wear Marino wool base layer for summit v cold. Going down is harder than going up !!!! PS We are both in our fifties... More

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The climb to Laban Rata is 6 kilometers or around 10,000 feet in elevation. We started at around 9:30am and reached the lodge in Laban Rata at 4pm. Climbers will have to stay at the lodge to rest, and the climb to the summit will start at around 3AM the next day. From Laban Rata, climbers will negotiate the steep... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Mount Kinabalu is truly a marvel. I could spend months exploring just this mountain and if I hit the Lottery big I wouldn't hesitate to move very near by Orchids, wildlife, magnificent views, random waterfalls. That is the Eden part The hell part is if you do the climb Its one of the most rewarding things i have done but... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

First 2 attempts, I made it to the 8km mark. Only a handful of my group reached the submit. This 3rd attempt we were more prepared. And most importantly I MADE IT to the top! 1) Request to stay at base camp before the morning ascend. ( this will help to climatize your body) 2) book your stay at laban... More

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London, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Firstly, I'm not going to lie, its a slog. Day 1 is a relentless uphill climb for about six hours to get to the hut. Day 2 involves another 2+hr climb to the top (in the dark). I'm used to walking and pretty fit. If you are not you will probably struggle. Secondly, altitude sickness is possible. 2 of my... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

We enjoyed the hike this time round as we were more ready physical and mental. Take AMS pills if you are worried of getting altitude sickness. After registration at National park, we were transfer to Timpohon gate to start our hike at 8:30am. We hired a porter to carry our bags. We took 4+ hours to reach Laban Rata. Took... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A few years ago they privatized the hut and every accomodation in the park. They are all owned by the same company. Since they have the monopole they let you climb it only if you book the first night in the park, the second one in the hut and if you eat at their restaurant. Add to this the entrance... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A spectacular experience. Just becasue it is not a very long walk to the summit (8 km) do not get disillusioned, this is a very hard climb. It is mainly uneven stairs or rocks that sort of make stairs. The summit climb consists of ropes and narrow ledged so do be aware of that. Coming down will destroy your knees.... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Kinabalu Mountain, part of Sabah Park, located at 88km away from Kota Kinabalu town, is Malaysia's first World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. You have to plann this trip before starting climbing because you have to get a permit for this. When I planned climbing Mount Kinabalu, I knew just about its altitude on the top, but, because I was... More

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