Tried to meet a girl from Hong Kong, but went solo. Beautiful views from the top with clouds dancing around spires. I was surprised to see a lush overgrown jungle on the opposite side of the granite summit. I hiked the peak in a day (12hrs with some running on the descent to catch my taxi waiting at HQ), due to the advanced 6 month reservation required to book a hut midway up the peak. My guide was worthless and not needed. I wish I knew about the the waiver mentioned by juho. Early May is the best time to go (communicated to me by a Malaysian guy on his 3rd attempt), without being turned back by fog or rain, often the reason why many do not summit. I was in the worst shape of my life on this hike, nursing a cold, chain smoking (which i dont normally do), 40lbs overweight from inactivity.
Good place to try out high altitude hiking, otherwise way too crowded and easy. Just a two-day walk up and down. Great views on good weather! Experienced hikers can sign a waiver at park offices and hike the well marked route up to the summit without any guide.
Climbed this mountain on my honeymoon. Now divorced, but the love of the mountains stayed with me, and encouraged me to take up proper climbing
This was the first big mountain I ever climbed and although it took a while for it to happen it really did change my life. Still some of the most amazing views I've ever seen.
Almost no view on the way up to the hut - very cloudy. Clear skies and warm day on summit day - nice. Pitcher plants are facsinating.
Rocks were slippery, went down 3x because I didn't have proper footgear. Sunrise was worth the early start, as was getting ahead of the slower traffic. Mountain running times to the summit are unreal
There are many possibility for new routes. Beautiful 3 pitch climb, - YDS 5.9
Looking for climbers who wish push up new routes on Dewali Peaks and Tunku Abdul Rahman Peak.
Nice hike and some great views (if your lucky!)
A French climber introduce me to his friends who did the West Face of Donkey Ears - 800m, A3/6a. Fantastic opportunity to open up tonnes of routes. looking for more climbers to help in putting up new routes... especially many of the unknown big faces.
This is a fantastic rock climbing destination that is little known outside of SE Asia. Hopefully more people will visit in coming years, and many new routes will be opened.
Nice to be at the summit of Lows Peak again in 2004.The view is fantastic and manage to take many photos at the peak height 4095.5M
"Mount Kinabalu the Summit : ( 4101m)
Highest Mountain in South East Asia.
This superb Mount Kinabalu is becoming Malaysian Heritage .4 times I reach the summit of Mt Kinabalu in the year 1994/1995 1997 and 2004 climbing to Low's Peak.The view is very fascinating .
But in 1995 during my second climb the weather is foggy and wet because of the heavy downpour.Can't view the beautiful scenery and have to rush down quickly for safety precaution!!!The heavy fog make the trek to go down so difficult .
The third climb in 1997 manage to view beautiful scenery at the peak.Take many beautiful pictures.
This is one of my favourite peaks.
Imagine a horde of asian teenagers, who never bothered to walk more than half an hour in the plains! But now they are eager to conquer south-east-asias highest peak. And, believe it or not, some even make it! The others are cheerfull as well, celebrating their achievement (even if they are still in sight of Laban Rata Hut).
This is a beginner’s peak. But, a very good one!
Unbelievably big steps led past pitcher plants to the comfortable lodge. The sunrise was stunning and I was transfixed by the rounded, twisting spires (~50' relief) of untouched granite that protrude from the summit plateau. They promise the most bodacious alpine sport climbing that I can imagine! Dad rolled an ankle on the descent, but I highly recommend the climb overall. Chantik! We'll dig up some photos and contribute...
A fabulous trek up the longest stairway in the world. The Laban Rata lodge at about 11,000' is a bit too civilized, but the view down to the steamy Borneo forests is fabulous. Leave for the top by 2:00-3:00 AM to hopefully summit before the clouds roll in. The routefinding is simple: a 2" diameter rope marks the track. A great hike!