QUESTIONS ABOUT MOUNT KINABALU
1. Where is Mount Kinabalu?
Mt.Kinabalu is one of the most prominent peaks of South East Asia, located in the third largest island in the world, Malaysian Borneo ( East Malaysia ). It is protected under Kinabalu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. How high is Mount Kinabalu?
The summit of Mt Kinabalu, Low’s Peak, sits at 4095.2M (13,435ft) above sea-level, making it the tallest peak in Borneo and one of the most accessible trails in the world. It also proudly stands as the 20th tallest mountain in the world by topographic prominence.
3. When is the best season to climb Mount Kinabalu?
Best times would be March to August, being dry season. However, we are talking about tropical rainforests, so expect passing showers and heavy rain.
Due to rapid climate change, weather is however unpredictable.
4. Is it safe to climb Mount Kinabalu?
As long as you don’t go off on your own trails and as long as you stick with your mountain guide’s instructions, all will be well.
Admittedly, there are climbers who lost their way, got injured and even lost their lives. But these accidents happen when they stray from the marked track or get deviated from the group.
5. What is Panalaban? Where is it located?
Panalaban is the pit stop or the base camp where climbers will take a rest before proceeding for the second part of their Mount Kinabalu Summit climb journey. It is located between 3,230 to 3,323 meters above sea level. Panalaban base camp houses a cluster of assorted huts such as Laban Rata Resthouse, Pendant Hut, Gunting Lagadan Hut, Lemaing Hut etc. These assorted huts provide overnight accommodation for climbers, inclusive of shower facilities and meals (Hot meals is only available on Laban Rata Resthouse).