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Mount Kinabalu

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Address: 88300, Malaysia
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Sharing What I Learnt on my Climb

Climbing Mt Kinabalu was always something I wanted to do and I was glad to be able to do so. (More or less, bad weather forced us back 300m from the summit, the heavens opened up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Climbing Mt Kinabalu was always something I wanted to do and I was glad to be able to do so. (More or less, bad weather forced us back 300m from the summit, the heavens opened up right there and then) 1.Book early. Apparently slot get filled up fast. Being Malaysian gets you access to cheaper accommodation like Lemaing Hut which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are anywhere in Malaysia/ Sabah, you gotta climb up Mount Kinabalu. It will be the best thing you ever did in your life for sure.  There are 2 parts to the climb. The 1st part consist of 6.5 km of walk though terrains of endless steps and rocky roads. It is best if you have a good stamina... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

if you want to experience the best of nature, Mount Kinabalu is highly recommended. The trail is not that very hard and established. the guide was also good that everything you need to know will be explained. I went up through JUNGLE JACK, and it provided the best experience. You will be provided with a comfortable place to stay and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we got off our plane from Brunei the first question we were asked was "Did you see the mountain?".....no Dude....it was dark......lot's of local pride.....to us it was just another mountain.....

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the outset - we didn't make it to the top. Our kids were 7, 10 and 12 at the time and the 12 year old set off with the group very early in the morning but turned back due to the cold. My other two were suffering from altitude sickness so I looked after them Funnily enough, I reckon... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just came back from the climb at My Kinabalu (08 march 2017). For my experience to all climbers. Please bring a pair of fresh new trekking shoes. Because for my case. My Timberxxxx trekking shoe sole came out during the climb. For my suggestion also bring along some cable ties in case the same thing happened​ like me. You can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't underestimate this mountain at all but we were so lazy to do regular exercise for the climb. We only managed to have 10k jog/walk twice a week before the climb. We thought of cancelling the climb because we were not prepared at all. Because of the cost, we decided to still pursue the climb. God, help us. The... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the views are spectacular (both from "base camp" and the top). It is a great experience. But I was shocked at how the whole thing is pretty much entirely stairs. Makes it REALLY hard on your legs and knees. So if climbing mountains is your thing, it may be really worth the trip. But if you aren't really prepared,... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok, I'm 51, and made it, reached the summit around 5.10 am. It pays to be a little fit ;) Was a little worried before the climb as I only had a couple of months of hill training (only one hill which is only 800m asl). Experience it once...at least ;) Food is fine at Laban Rata. Staffs were friendly.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views once you get to the top (even though our morning was very cloudy & you couldn't see the sunrise) but be prepared to work for it.....especially if it's raining (which it was for my ascent AND descent). I wouldn't suggest this hike for anyone who isn't somewhat physically fit unless you train prior to the hike because the... More 

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