Scaling Sabah’s Mighty Giant

2D1N Mount Kinabalu and Via Ferrata

29 April – 2 May

LOW’S PEAK 4095.2 M | 6.075° N, 116.558° E

[Official Video] Vantage Point: Mount Kinabalu, Sabah from Kirzruba on Vimeo.

Mount Kinabalu translates to ‘the revered place of the dead’ in Kadazan (Sabah’s ethnic indigenous group). Standing majestically at 4,095m, this mighty giant is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. One can expect to witness a plethora of different landscapes in this Crocker Range,  as you ascent higher and closer to the summit.

I finally had the chance to scale Mount Kinabalu along with 9 other climbers this year. So, this is my first-hand account on preparations for the climb and the journey to the summit, as well as Walk-The-Torq via ferrata experience.

I’ve divided the article on Mount Kinabalu into 3 parts:

The Budget

The Gears

The Climb