CONQUER MOUNT KINABALUA Practical Guide for Aspiring Enthusiasts
By Win Y. – 10th Apr 2021
Mountains depict a myriad of inspiring imagery about life. To many, it is a peaceful and comforting refuge, a welcoming stronghold at times. For some, an insurmountable obstacle, a daunting task with a promise of a breathtaking view. And in a way, it is similar to a rewarding victory-over-adversity story. Encouraging us to draw strength and focus our hope on a marvelous bedrock as we trail and overcome the fearful trials of this world.
In Southeast Asia, Mount Kinabalu is one of the highest and well-known peaks, standing at 4,095 meters above sea level. It has an exhilarating landscape of black granite peaks hidden in wisps of clouds. And on a clear day, its distinct glacier carved pinnacles are revealed.
Brave the outdoors this summer and conquer the tallest mountain of Borneo, Malaysia! For you to scale and bag Mount Kinabalu with ease, here is a practical stage-by-stage guide.
About the Climb
A Mount Kinabalu summit climb takes two days and one night (2D1N). Most hikers begin their journey at Timpohon Gate. Then climb to Panalaban Base Camp, where they will spend a night there. They begin their second day early, at about 2:00 in the morning. Ascending and descending on the same trail covers a total of 17.4 km. The hike itself is challenging, but views at the peak are stunning (I can attest and guarantee!)
*Note: It helps to be relatively healthy and physically fit.
Preparation and Packing
Before the climb
During the climb
Ascending to the summit
At Mount Kinabalu Summit