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Mountain Torq

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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About Mountain Torq
Mountain Torq is the world's highest and Asia's first via ferrata located on Mt Kinabalu. We are the one and only operator of the via ferrata in Mt Kinabalu National Park. If you are an adrenaline junkie and want a lofty adventure that have you hanging around on a wire, this is should be on your to do list!
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Alyaa Abdul Jalil wrote a review Dec 2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia3 contributions
It’s a lifetime experience but I might consider doing it again! So much great and awesome moments. Amazingly fun! I would like to thank William our guide for his passion and literally patience to ensure we enjoy the whole process. I thought I will struggle but actually I was enjoying my time most of the duration. If you’re not an avid climber, I would advise to take 3 days 2 nights so you can have a breather by the time you finish the via ferrata and check out from Laban rata the next day. Otherwise, all good.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Khairul Azmi wrote a review Dec 2021
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The crew team are great. Accomodation is comfy enough for staying before Mt. Kinabalu summit attack. Eventhought we cannot complete the via ferrata due to bad weather, but the slight experience on the line is very appreciated. Will comeback soon for round 2.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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Js Min wrote a review Nov 2021
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thank you for giving us the opportunity to join the activities at Mountain Torq ... the management is definitely the best .... there is a time we will join again ...
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Date of experience: October 2021
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hkk wrote a review Apr 2021
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It was a wonderful and worth while experiences with awesome guide and reasonable price. The view was spectacular and it's listed as one of the Guinness World record! Special thanks to all the staffs, guides and trainers involved in helping , they are truly helpful. Stay and food wise are beyond expectation. Worth a try!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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christyb2008 wrote a review Oct 2020
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia2 contributions
My friend and I did the via ferrata (Low's Peak circuit), August 25 - 27. The 3D2N deal offered by Mountain Torq was magnanimous so we could not say no. Well, actually, we both had wanted to do it since sometime ago. Overall, the experience was incredible. The first 10 – 15 minutes of descending the rock faces of Mt. Kinabalu were quite nerve racking for me as I was so focused on fearful thoughts of falling/slipping (up to that point, I never questioned myself if I had a fear of heights). Although I remembered the safety procedures well, it did take me some time to get accustomed to using the equipment. But after a while, I started to get the hang of it, and soon it fell into a routine. It was truly an amazing experience to access and appreciate Mt. Kinabalu from a different angle. I had a tremendous amount of joy and fun clinging to a cliff, and taking in the spectacular views of Mt. Kinabalu that very few others get to experience --- Panalaban basecamp, Kundasang and Ranau towns, lush green valleys and forests below us, a precipitous cliff and the bluest of blue sky above us, and white fluffy clouds floating like cotton candy. The two big surprises --- the suspension bridge and the Nepalese cable bridge --- were, to me, the biggest adrenaline-pumping parts of the entire experience. In a waym they were the ultimate moments of truth to see how I would fare with heights. I dealt with it pretty well. My legs felt like jelly but I managed to cross to the other side without much difficulty. After the 600m descent, we came to a relatively easy walk through the montane forest where there was a strong presence of the Sayat –Sayat trees. After the forest we started our ascent back to the end point right below the Tunku Abdul Rahman peak. It was not a vertical climb but did involve some scrambling. Honestly, at this point, I was absolutely starving, thirsty, worn out, and sun-kissed. Pendant Hut was clearly within our sight, and I could not think much beyond breakfast and coffee. I felt such a great sense of relief and accomplishment when we finally arrived at the end point around 11.30am. It felt so good to finally be able to remove the harness and feel light again, to be relieved of sheer exhaustion. After some moments of victorious hoorays, high-fives and camera clicks, we made our way back to Pendant Hut, getting closer and closer to making our tummies happy. It was my fourth climb of Mt. Kinabalu, and finally my dream to do via ferrata materialized. It was an activity, a journey that shared some similarities with my previous Mt. Kinabalu trips, but was also very much separate and distinct on its own. Via ferrata not only allowed me to appreciate and enjoy Mt. Kinabalu in a different way, it was also a journey that packed contrasting elements simultaneously where the surrounding physical landscapes became both awe-inspiring and intimidating, when pain was both victorious and defeating, and when I felt both incredibly alive and incredibly dead. All of this, I owe it to Mountain Torq. So, here, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mountain Torq team for their exceptionally efficient and professional service. Special thanks to Fred for his comprehensive and downright entertaining safety briefing and for lending me his spare shoes (mine “broke down” at the least expected moment), to Henry for taking very good care of us, for taking our photos and for his words of encouragement (he assured me when I was getting accustomed to the safety equipment "It's ok. Take your time. You'll get used to it), to all your other staff at Pendant Hut who kept the place in such a neat and clean condition and who were very friendly and helpful. We could not have done it without your amazing team. At times when COVID-19 madness was raging, I would have expected (and understood) if some (if not many) employees of the tourism and hospitality sector (or any service sectors) to be affected by "caution fatigue" which in turn would affect their quality of customer service and job performance. But your employees were nothing short on this quality. For this, they had my admiration as well. Thank you.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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