Mount Kinabalu Gains Traction

Mount Kinabalu has become high-altitude training ground for those planning to scale some of the world’s highest peaks such as Mount Everest.

Read more at the Star.

You can reach 4,000 meter altitude in a day. 

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This website is about climbing this majestic mountain located in Sabah state of Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu, arguably the highest mountain in South East Asia.

You can find checklist, guides and tips on preparing and evaluating your trip. There are guides on:
There is a useful checklist on things to prepare for the climb and a selection of photographs.

Guides to Climbing Mt Kinabalu




Getting Ready To Go



How to Get There

Analysis Of Terrain & The Journey

Accommodation And Food

Journey to climb Mount Kinabalu

My Journey Of Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Rock formation right after Sayat Sayat checkpoint during our descent.

The most iconic view of Mount Kinabalu, South Peak.

Earthquake at Mount Kinabalu (3)

This is an excellent account of the day when the 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck. Watch the footage of the quake, rescue efforts and the recounts from the mountain guides and rescue team.

Portrait of a mountain guide of Mount Kinabalu. His life as mountain guide and the day when the quake struck.

The above youtube videos are from Channel NewsAsia Connect.

Earthquake at Mount Kinabalu (2)

It is a sad news to find out that 19 people had died in the earthquake on Mount Kinabalu, Sabah. Out of which many were 12 year old Singapore's Tanjong Katong Primary School students and their teachers. The mountain guides and local authority are still looking for 6 missing pupils and 2 teachers.

For latest news and updates of search you can follow:

Other records of the earthquake on Mount Kinabalu

Survived climbers' account of the incident

More specific updates or information

This photo is taken in 2011. Standing on the end of the plateau of the summit looking down to Sayat Sayat checkpoint (the last checkpoint before summit). At the far right of the photo you can see people descended slowly from the slope.