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Address: Malaysia
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
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Mount Kinabalu. A name I will never forget. My first trek and mountain. I booked through amazing borneo and they made everything so smooth, easy and reliable. For a start you need... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Gavin M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Mount Kinabalu. A name I will never forget. My first trek and mountain. I booked through amazing borneo and they made everything so smooth, easy and reliable. For a start you need to know that climbing this monstrous rock behemoth is not an easy task, in fact it is really quite difficult. I am a 19 year old male, in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

TRAVELLOR BEWARE! Traveller beware when booking directly! If you choose to book directly to climb this spectacular mountain (highest in SE Asia) you should beware of some pitfalls. I decided to book directly some 12 months in advance of a three week holiday to Peninsular Malaysia including the eastern Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. Key to visiting Sabah was... More 

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I had no mountain climbing experience and this is my first mountain ever! 6 months prior to the climb, i got myself busy jogging and did high impact aerobics 3-4 times a week. High impact aerobics consume a lot of energy and this is a good exercise i would suggest if you are not planning for any hill/mountain trips before... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

what can i say... climbing it was a dream come true.. the lovely trail, the scenic view, the struggle to reach the top... all of it, i would dearly treasure forever.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We started at 9.15 on the first morning and made it to Laban Rata by 3pm, our group consisted of 8 people between 14 and 65 years old. The next morning we left at 2.15 and made it to the summit by 5.50, and the sun rose at 5.58. The climb is strenuous. I am fit and in my forties,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

While it is a less technical mountain to climb, you will enjoy this experience much better if you prepare for it physically. You will be rewarded with what you achieve if you train prior to commencing this climb. The first day consists of 6km upwards with steep steps and rocks to climb, but when you stop at the rest huts... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Made 2 attempts and reached the peak on my second try in 2014 having made it only up to Laban Rata on the first try in 2013. If you want to attempt, you have to have a good fitness level and be in good health. This mountain is no joke. Expect a little rock climbing too. To anyone complaining about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

April is supposed to be a dry and good month for the climb. We reach Laban Rata with a water rationing even as the mountain has not been getting good water supply for the past couple of months. However, our climb on 5th April was hindered by heavy rain which was unexpected. Some faster climbers got to the summit before... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I went to climb Mount Kinabalu with a friend in the end of March but we ended up only at the Laban Rata Guesthouse at 3,273 meter without heading to the summit of 4,095 meter. It was because I didn’t feel well after exposed to the chilly wet fog during our 6-km hike from the starting point (1,866 meter) to... More 

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Extremely corrupted and unhealthy booking system created by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges. They are fully booked 365 days in a year because the slots are given to travel agencies for making more profits. You are not allowed to climb the mountain without paying the expensive dorm bed. Even you are a marathon or experienced trails runner, you are not allowed to... More 

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