Mount Kinabalu - protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site - dominates many of Sabah’s landscapes. The peak is within its own national park, and the mountain range is the highest in the Malay Archipelago.
Should you want to climb to the summit, the two day adventure begins at the Timpohon Gate. The views along the way are unrivalled: you move between dense jungle (accompanied by the orchestral sounds of the rainforest’s birds) to rolling mountains, and on clear days when the sky is bright blue, the fluffy white clouds will often be far beneath you. In the evening, the sky is ablaze with fiery pinks and reds, and as you climb the near vertical granite face before dawn, prepare yourself for an emotional experience. You’ll reach the summit in time for a breathtaking sunrise, gazing down across the deep canyon as it is lit by the first tentative rays of the sun.
Climbing Mount Kinabalu may well be a tough physical challenge, but it is an achievement to be proud of, and most likely a life changing experience. And isn’t that what adventure travel is all about?