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Address: Malaysia
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Kinabalu Park Canopy Walkway and Poring Hot Springs Full-Day...

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Botanical Gardens

We went to the park, not to climb, but to visit the botanical gardens. The collection includes many endemics. The walks are paved and some information signs are present__in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

I've given this one star based almost solely on the outrageous price it costs to climb Mt kinabalu, but also the high risk you might not even make it to the summit for sunrise. I climbed together with my girlfriend, opting for the 2D1N budget climb with Amazing Borneo Tours. The good points here are that the tour company and... More 

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Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We went to the park, not to climb, but to visit the botanical gardens. The collection includes many endemics. The walks are paved and some information signs are present__in English.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This was the first tour of 6 done through ABC Tours (Reviewed separately).My personal opinion is this is not a trip to be done because you are in Borneo as part of a tourist thing to do. The brochure does state you do not need experience in mountain climbing but need to have a good level of fitness. A bit... More 

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Alberta,Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I knew what I was getting in for so I hesitate to complain. I will try to be objective in this review. First I was going along because it was my husband who wanted to do this climb, for me it mattered not. I knew this wasn't going to be your typical hike. The first half is all stairs and... More 

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Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What a way to celebrate my 50th birthday... climbing Low's Peak of Mount Kinabalu, SE Asia's highest peak!!! It was indeed an adventure for me being my first mountain to climb in my entire life!!! Everybody was surprised since ithis is not an easy climb for first timers! But yes... I did it!!! It was simple beautiful up there!!1 It's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

It's not a leisure one day return hiking trail. Please do train yourself up before attempting the climb to the 4095m peak. However, the experience during the two day one night climb is so worth that you must enjoy the scenery along the trail.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My first mountain climb (end of April2015 Timpohon Trail) and it was exceptionally amazing and stunning. We are just a group of 3 ladies with a mountain guide. Before my climb, i did a research on what it is going to be like in youtube and articles, but somehow was mislead by pictures and videos, as the trail route was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This is the first mountain climb I have experienced. It was amazing, there were times I wondered why we had booked the trip, as the climb was very strenuous due to the altitude. However when the summit is reached just before sunrise and you see the view its well worth it and all the pain and breathlessness no longer matter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great view via mesilau to laban rata and wonderful view all d way to the summit peak. Great time to practice your perserverance, determination and patience while climbing up. It was a wonderful moment with myself and friends.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and I climbed Mt Kinabalu on 9 and 10 May 2015. We used the Mesilau route. We are fit and run about 50km per week to stay healthy. We are in our 40's. There were many 20 somthings on the track and we were some of the older people on the track. It is tough. We were above... More 

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