Travel Blogs from Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 3, Mount Kinabalu midway point, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 3

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... we would all be getting up for a 2am start, so that we could reach the summit for a 6am sunrise. Top Tip: When booking your Mount Kinabalu climb make sure you book a bed in the hostel. It may be more expensive than the huts but it is worth it just to ...

On the summit for sunrise..., Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

On the summit for sunrise...

A travel blog entry by idarich

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... , friends, we are turning into dorm rats, but purely out of necessity!). Here's a tip for anyone planning to visit Mount Kinabalu: the accommodations reservations system is completely rubbish... they'll tell you on the phone it's full when in fact there ...

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 1, Mount Kinabalu base camp, Sabah, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount Kinabalu - Day 1

A travel blog entry by jawad

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... fascinated by them. They are notoriously particular about where they grow, and I had read that they prefer specific altitudes on Mount Kinabalu, and so are concentrated in a particular stage of the climb. During the day the mountain was engulfed in ...

Ain't no mountain high enough!, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Ain't no mountain high enough!

A travel blog entry by tomandcharlie

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So after the ' Brunei Blitz' we set off the very next day to tackle Mount Kinabalu , the highest peak in South-East Asia - no time to rest or chicken out! The photos from on and around the summit as well as the climb up there and back speak for ...

Climbing Mount K, Are You Mad?, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Climbing Mount K, Are You Mad?

A travel blog entry by irax

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As I said in a previous post, Mount Kinabalu stood at 4095.2 meters ASL (Above Sea Level). I was starting at sea level and within 24 hours I'd be shivering triumphantly at the top, completed in four stages, this is my story and how I achieved success. ...

I must be nuts..., Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

I must be nuts...

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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Our guide book said that you need at least 2 days and a night to climb Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South east Asia at 4095 metres. One day to climb half way up, a night to rest and one more day to get to the top and back down again. They ...

Mountain People, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Mountain People

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Summit Great, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Summit Great

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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The Uphill Struggle, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

The Uphill Struggle

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... using the boot! We gave him what the meter said and walked away leaving him fuming in the background. Booked our tickets to Mount Kinabalu and went to get breakfast across the street. It was absolutely hammering it down! Just what you want when you're ...

Mount Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia travel blog

Mount Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... , Rene made it to the bottom. It was a good feeling. Rene was still smiling (or grimacing) when she collected her Kinabalu climbers certificate. Within half an hour of finishing, we'd said goodbye to our fellow trekkers, picked up our rucksacks and ...

Doing Summit For A Change, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Doing Summit For A Change

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... nearly 3 hours! We were all shattered and relieved when we got to the bottom and happy to be on the way back to Kota Kinabalu. Bus ride was surprisingly quick and we only got to see half of King Kong before we arrived back at the bus station and ...

Going up...., Mount Kinabalu Park, Malaysia travel blog

Going up....

A travel blog entry by hils

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... plenty of time only to be told that the bus wasn't until 7.30am. At 7.50am the bus finally left, we were on our way to Mount Kinabalu. Neither of us had given much thought to what we were about to do, but as we got closer we could glimpse the mountain's ...

...Coming down, Mount Kinabalu Park, Malaysia travel blog

...Coming down

A travel blog entry by hils

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Well, after the arduous climb to the top I thought it would all just be plain sailing on the way down, but alas no it was not to be. The saying it was all downhill from here springs to mind. It was fine going back across the granite slabs, much easier ...

Up, up and awaaaaaayyy!, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Up, up and awaaaaaayyy!

A travel blog entry by dawn_smedley

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... ) He's so lovely! I just struggled to walk for the next 4 days! We ended the whole experience in style at the Kinabalu Rose Cabin (we were actaully planning to move straight onto Sandakan that afternoon but all the buses drove straight past us happily ...

I'm on top of the world, looking down on creation!, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

I'm on top of the world, looking down on creation!

A travel blog entry by rozieapps

... and tired calves we arrived at the Timpohon Gate at 12.20pm, in time for a quick lunch before being taken back to Kota Kinabalu. It was definitely an incredible experience. It feels amazing to have been 4000m above the world, a glimpse of being a God, ...

Day 41 - Mount Kinabalu -, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Day 41 - Mount Kinabalu -

A travel blog entry by dru_tim

... local bus to take us to the long distance bus station in time for the 12.30 Ekspress bus to KK, dropping us on the way at Kinabalu Park. Almost got off the local bus at the wrong stop but the locals helped us out and by the time we got off, we were ...

I DID IT!, Mount Kinabalu National Park, Malaysia travel blog

I DID IT!

A travel blog entry by philippajane86

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... were involved. I was fourth out of the group to reach the summit at five-thirty, just in time for the gradual sunrise above Mount Kinabalu; it looked just like the pictures in '1000 things to do with your time on Earth,' so I can tick that one off the ...

Mount Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Mount Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by trishandleanne

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The climb begins....we trek along the Mesilau Trail to Laban Rata Resthouse at 3300m above sea level to spend the night. Leaving our main luggage behind, we have packed enough in our day packs for the 2 day climb, including all that warm gear we have ...

SE Asia's highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

SE Asia's highest mountain

A travel blog entry by tristan_g

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Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in southeast Asia. It has a deep, spiritual history with the local people, believing that the spirits of dead people live at the top. I didnt see any spirits, but it was impressive hiking through the jungle foliage ...

Mount kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Mount kinabalu

A travel blog entry by dianenew123

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We were interested in climbing the 4000 metre mountain but we weren't very organised.  I had looked it up on the internet and it was saying you must book weeks in advance and selling the package for accommodation and food at 800 ringgit per person ...

4,095 metres above the sea,  Mount Kinabalu , Malaysia travel blog

4,095 metres above the sea

A travel blog entry by gordonandsarah

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... of hopping between checkpoints and places-we-had-to-be. The one thing we were certain we wanted to attempt was climbing Mt Kinabalu, despite the fact that it was rainy season and some of the people in the hostel we stayed in were talking disparagingly ...

Mount Kinabalu, Borneo - KK to Mount Kinabalu, Kinabalu National Park: Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Mount Kinabalu, Borneo - KK to Mount Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by chowyunmatt

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... bus depot (Merdeka Field Bus Station or the “old bus station”) and arranged a van to drive us to the foot of Mount Kinabalu in time for 10am (the absolute latest recommended starting time to make it to Laban Rata before dusk). All 6 of us ...

On top of the world.  Well, Borneo at least, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

On top of the world. Well, Borneo at least

A travel blog entry by chris74

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Got up at 2am (2am! I'd only just gone to bed!). A quick breakfast and I began the three hour trek to the top of Mount Kinabalu. After about half an hour all of the greenery had gone and we were left with a massive chunk of granite to climb. It was ...

Day 75, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Day 75

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... get somewhere. Clearly, I was born to be chauffered. So we're heading off to Kinabalu National Park today, home to (funnily enough) Mount Kinabalu, which we will be (attempting to) climb tomorrow and the day after. Usual thing - as you're driving toward ...

Day 76, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Day 76

A travel blog entry by jessievilla

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... a sign proclaiming the 'bread station' - which turned out to be a toaster and some slices of bread. So there's two trails up to Kinabalu Base Camp - shorter distance but more difficult, or longer but easier - I went for the latter. And I'm glad I did, cos ...

Day 43 - Mount Kinabalu -, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Day 43 - Mount Kinabalu -

A travel blog entry by dru_tim

A day trekking round the foothills (well mountains really) of Mt Kinabalu. I reckon our legs will be sore tomorrow despite not even climbing the mountain! It is 8.75km from the Timphoon gates (start) to the summit and we walked about 10km today. ...

Mount Kinabalu, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Mount Kinabalu

A travel blog entry by jon_lyall

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Mount Kinabalu - From the Danum Valley it was a day's travel to Mount Kinabalu.  This is the highest mountain in South East Asia, being 4035m tall.  I met a local guy at the bottom of the mountain, so teamed up to get the necessary guide ...

Treking, Crocker Range, Mamutik Island and Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Treking

A travel blog entry by hodgeatlarge

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So close & yet so far, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

So close & yet so far

A travel blog entry by dolly_would...

... on the mountain.  I stumbled back to the restaurant where the previous day I'd watched the tree and the change was incredible.  Mount Kinabalu was right in front of me, in all of its glory, inviting and so clear in the morning light, it also ...

Merry Christmas from the Mystic Mountain, Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia travel blog

Merry Christmas from the Mystic Mountain

A travel blog entry by trent

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... the photos tell most of the story (those weren't cheers I heard?)!  After a night spent in the capital of Kota Kinabalu and checking out a native village and, later that night, a unique dance performance (see video), Chris and I headed up the ...

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