Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu

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  • Picture board of Mount Kinabalu
    Picture board of Mount Kinabalu
    by yipsufen
  • Kinabalu, the majestic mountain!
    Kinabalu, the majestic mountain!
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  • Kinabalu from a far
    Kinabalu from a far
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    Nearby Mount Kinabalu

    by ll_angel86 Written Jan 16, 2012

    You can check my hubpages link to see what I did in Sabah. One idea would be to head up to Mount Kinabalu. You can walk about the national park, make a stop at Kundasang and also try the hot springs at Poring.

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    Conquer the Mount Kinabalu

    by yipsufen Updated Nov 11, 2008

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    Picture board of Mount Kinabalu

    Mount Kinabalu, the majestic summit of Borneo is the focal point of Kinabalu Park and the whole of Sabah. This magnificent granite massif stands at 4,095.2m (13,435ft) tall.

    For tourists arriving at Kota Kinabalu, this might be their main objective, ie. to conquer the Mount Kinabalu. If you would like to do the same, book your excursion 6 months in advance then undergo consistent training to build up your stamina.

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    Take Pictures of Mount Kinabalu

    by RINNAZ Written Sep 3, 2006

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    Kinabalu, the majestic mountain!
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    If you do not have the courage to climb up the Kinabalu Mountain, well taking pictures of the Kinabalu mountain is also a great pleasure. Kinabalu Mountain is so huge and beautiful. Its peak seems like touching the sky.

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    Mount Kinabalu Hiking

    by bladedragon Updated Jun 3, 2006

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    Kinabalu Park
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    Since this is the main event for most people coming to Kota Kinabalu, I'm just going to fill this part with our Mount Kinabalu trip.
    A van picked us up to Kinabalu Park HQ (1500m) for registration and settling all the admin stuffs.
    From here another van picked us up to Mesilau (2000m) and we stayed there for the night.
    Check out accomodation page for accomodation pics at mesilau.

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu 5

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Lows Peak

    Lows Peak. The Peak of Mount Kinabalu. The destination of the day.
    This is the view of the peak at about 7 am, depending on how fast you climb.
    The "slow coaches" will find a very hot sun shining on their backs as they reach the top at about 830.

    This is the view with the sun is on the other side of the mountain ~ and it can be a bit cold .

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu 4

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Mount Kinabalu Peak

    The view (before dawn) is of Pitch Darkness as everyone gets up and gets ready for the climb.
    The climb starts at 3am.

    The rock climbing starts here with a steep incline but aided by ropes afixed on the granite of the mountain. You can't see a thing but just can imaging the peak.

    Don't stray away from the rope.... you may get lost and NEVER BE FOUND.
    I ask my guide (guides are compulsory) whether those lost will ever be found. He said that since there are places that have not been explored at all and with the cold weather, the bodies may never be found !

    So don't leave the rope and your guide on the way up.
    The photo is the view at about 630am

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu 3

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Mount Kinabalu view from top

    View from the base camp in the evening. As we had spent the entire morning climbing, we now stop at a rest camp for a night (its about 5 pm) before starting again tomorrow morning

    The view is Fantastic!

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu 2

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    View of the peak at the foot of the mountain.
    Just about to pass the last of the tropical climate trees, the view of the bare mountain top.
    The weather has changed to chilling cold as the sun is covered by the mountain.

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu 1

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    This photo is at the start of the climb. After leaving the Mount Kinabalu Park Headquarters, There will be a change of the fauna from the hot climate trees/flowers and if you are lucky a pitcher plant. Unfortunately I w as not that lucky. Instead ~ a waterfall (which any climber will encounter on the path upwards)

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu 0 - map

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    This is the map which sets out the "hike" to the top. You will encounter this before the start of the climb.

    The path to the top looks like a long clmb but it is always the case, the starting of an adventure always lokos tough but the excitement of reaching the peak is the ultimate achievement

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    Mount Kinabalu

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    Highest in South East Asia standing at 4,101metres (13,455ft) .
    The peak looks like there is snow from afar but actually the clouds provide the mystical look that most people are attacted to. Its higher than Mount Fuji, but there is no snow to provide that .... aura like Mt Fuji.
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    I find that the attractions of Mt Kinabalu are :
    ~ the range of exotic plants;
    ~ the insect life

    The climate around Mt Kinabalu changes as you ascend to the peak. A constant feeling of changes in the climate, cloud movement, wind, rain, flora and fauna.

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    Kinabalu Mount

    by JamesWtc Written Apr 1, 2004

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    View of Kinabalu Mount from the Park

    No trip is complete in Sabah without witnessing the highest peak in South East Asia. Standing at the highest summit of Borneo as dawn peeks over the horizon to reveal Sabah's splendours far and wide. Reflect the quiet, sacred moment when you experience the most manificient sunrise of your lifetime.

    Kinabalu park has been designated as Malaysia's first World Heritage by UNESCO in December 2000 for it's 'outstanding universal value' and role as one of the world's most important biological sites.

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    Mount Kinabalu

    by victorwkf Written Aug 16, 2003

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    This is the highest mountain in Malaysia at 4095 metres and is popular among people to climb it. I have personally climbed this mountain and it was a very enriching experience. Mount Kinabalu is located near Kota Kinabalu and can be seen from the city on a clear day. If you don't want to climb, you can go to the park headquarters at the bottom of the mountain to do some simple nature walk and admire the scenery.

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    Mount Kinabalu

    by vincentf Updated Jun 10, 2003

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    Mount Kinabalu

    This mountain is abound with hikers that trek to the summit. I did not go to the top since I had no time on my itinerary. It takes 2 days to climb as many stay overnight along one of the mountain hostels (Laban Rata). The mountain is within the confines of Kinabalu National Park (about 1.5 hours from Kota Kinabalu).

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    Climbing Mount Kinabalu 6

    by perseushermes Updated Sep 12, 2005

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    The View from the top of the Mountain!

    The feeling of satisfaction after climbing one of the world's most interesting mountains.

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