Mount Kinabalu – Part of the Asian Hiking Trilogy
A mountain in Sabah, Malaysia. It is protected as Kinabalu Park, a World Heritage Site. Kinabalu is the highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range and is the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia. Mount Kinabalu includes the Kinabalu montane alpine meadows eco region in the montane grasslands and shrublands biome.
The mountain and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5,000 and 6,000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified. Among this rich collection of wildlife are famous species such as the gigantic Rafflesia plants and orangutans. Mount Kinabalu has been accorded UNESCO World Heritage status. Low’s Peak at a height of 4,095m (13,435ft) can be climbed by a person in good physical condition and there is no need for mountaineering equipment at any point on the main route.
International peak baggers often combine a trip to Kinabalu along with trips to Yushan in Taiwan and Fuji in Japan to form an “Asian Trilogy” hiking experience.
For this travel challenge you have to summit Malaysia’s highest peak. To complete the challenge you must:
- Take a photo before you start the climb.
- Take a photo at the summit.
- Upload your favourite photo from the climb.
If you want you can also share your health stats for the day showing distance and times or your well deserved food & drink rewards at the end of the hike!
After completing the challenge you can reward yourself a Travel Medal:
If your confident of attaining the summit and want to pose for photos at the summit with your medal, then feel free to purchase the medal before attempting the trek. The medal will arrive in a brown envelope inside the package therefore can be opened and seen for the first time at the summit.
Why not Conquer Kinabalu with G-Adventures! An incredible 11-day tour delivers ample time in Malaysia’s jungle playground (including a life-changing encounter with orangutans at a rehabilitation facility) before three days in the shadow of mighty Mt Kinabalu – the tallest peak in this part of the world – climaxing with a sunrise hike to the mountain’s peak. Prepare to be amazed. With a physical rating of 4 – demanding, this challenge should not be taken lightly but anyone who prepares and has good fitness, should be able to complete this goal!
Lynn Truong: Hiking Mount Kinabalu
To get inspired for this challenge, check out this ascent of Kinabalu from January 2016 completed by Lynn Truong who loves exploring new countries and hiking mountains.