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Malaysia Mount Kinabalu Climb Summit Sunrise and Descent Travel Photos Borneo

After arriving in Malaysian Borneo via Kota Kinabalu and hours trekking the ascent of Mount Kinabalu to a rest stop at Laban Rata, where we catch a few hours of sleep before resuming our ascent in the night, we then pursue the 4000 meter climb and reach the summit and peak – the highest in Southeast Asia – at sunrise. From there we begin the leisurely and scenic descent – though watch out your knees – to loop back to the foothills of Mount Kinabalu within the same day.

Previously: Mount Kinabalu Climb Photos and the Ascent

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3 Responses

  1. gabanmeow says:

    I’ve been in Kinabalu last year, but still don’t have chance for hiking.

  1. May 18, 2024

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