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Mt. Kinabalu

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About Mt. Kinabalu:

Mt. Kinabalu is located in the Sabah province of Malaysia, on Borneo. While the lower reaches of the mountain serve as a botany nerd's dream, it is the uppr reaches that captures the hearts and imaginations of climbers. The summit plateau is a complex and exposed collection of granite spires, peaks and chasms (such as the 2km deep Lowe's Gully). The rock is excellent, however crack systems tend to be rare--those that exist tend to be flared. Nevertheless this is a spectacular and adventurous place to climb.
Nearest town or city: Kota Kinabalu
Directions: From Kuala Lumpur, Johor Baru or Singapore fly to Kota Kinabalu. From the airport take a taxi or bus to the park. Check in at the HQ and then take a shuttle or walk to the trailhead. Follow the cattle path to the mountain's top (8km?). Sayat Sayat and the Gurka hut are the best places to camp. Expedititon permit needed for rockclimbing in the eastern and western Plateu.Check with the Sabah Parks Department.
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Access Issues: The entire Mount Kinabalu massif - summit plateau is approximately 5.5 sq/km of glacier scoured granite. The summit plateau sit at an attitude of 3,600m. All rock climbing start at this attitude. The plateau and its surrounding rain forrest below is well preserve and protected under Kinabalu park boundary by the UNESCO world natural heritage organisation and Sabah Parks, for future generation to enjoy. An expedtion permit is compusory for any rock climbing or mountaineering activity. Information for access to rock climbing can be directed to Sabah Parks and Mountain Torq -
Camping: Yes
When to Climb: Summer
Quantity of Climbs: Lifetime

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