Beautiful scenery in an constantly changing landscape, Mount Kinabalu is an experience I will never forget
Date November 2017
Location Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Who Leigh Clayton (my best buddy, Left) and Myself (right)
I am always a big fan of travelling to places and exploring parts of the world that no one I know has been to. This is getting harder and harder every year but I was lucky enough to find this absolutely beautiful mountain in Borneo, Malaysia.
Mount Kinabalu gave me two of the best hiking days ever...
Now first of all this Hike seemed expensive as you had to pay for an official guide through Amazing Borneo to even gain access to the mountain. The booking process was also very slow and time consuming consisting of constant emails asking for availability of the hikes, chasing up the sales staff and using old technology to make the booking. I really wished Amazing Borneo had an online booking engine as it would have made a much easier and quicker booking process (bare in mind I am a millennial used to purchasing things online within a matter of seconds and a 3 week email exchange to book is not my cup of tea)... All of this being said do not let it put you off booking this amazing hike which I feel is perfect for people of a relative fitness looking to conquer one of their first 'BIG' mountains
Leigh and myself had our own guide for the 2 days and I would recommend doing the same! This meant we could hike at our own pace, stop to take some of the amazing pictures that you see below and get to the top of the mountain first! (yes we like to get everywhere first... Think its the Londoners within us)
Now there is an alternative route to come back down the mountain Via Ferreta which looks awesome and is something I am genuinely still gutted that it was not available on the day I wanted to climb!
Mount Kinabalu Review
Distance 14.2 Miles
Elevation Gain 8034 feet
Amazing Borneo Booking Experience 1 out of 5
Amazing Borneo Tour Guide 5 out of 5
Hike Difficulty 4 out of 5
Overall Experience 4 out of 5
My Video Footage 2 out of 5 (but check it out all the same ;-) )
Videos shot on GoPro HERO4 Session
Photos shot on Samsung S7 (Camera Phone)
Music by Lunar Echoes - www.facebook.com/lechoesofficial/
For more information on Mount Kinabalu visit www.amazingborneo.com/packages/tours/sabah-mount-kinabalu-packages