Prominence: 4095 m, 13435 ft
Elevation: 4095 meters, 13,435 feet
True Isolation: 2513.07 km, 1561.55 mi
|Highest Summit||Low Peak|
|Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)||6° 4' N; 116° 33' E|
|Country||Malaysia (Highest Point)|
|State/Province||Sabah (Highest Point)|
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Peaks with Most Individual Summiters-Outside USA (Rank #22)
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Selected Trip Reports from this site:
1997-03-27 by Joseph Hirniak
2006-07-29 by Petter Bjørstad
2006-11-26 by Mark Brace
2007-06-13 by Adam Helman
2007-06-13 by Rob Woodall
2008-03-03 by Richard Carey
2008-10-31 by Lyngve Skrede
2009-06-02 by Lee Cleghorn
2012-02-05 by Lee Newton
2012-04-12 by Robert Murray (GPS Track)
2014-01-10 by Seán Caulfield
View ascents of peak by registered Peakbagger.com members (63 total)
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Often called the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, Kinabalu is one of the great, massive tropical mountains of the world, rising 4000 m/14,000' out of the humid rainforests of Borneo. Although technically speaking the Himalayan outliers in northern Myanmar (Burma) are higher and could be considered part of Southeast Asia, Kinabalu is still the dominant summit between the high Central Asian complex and the ranges of New Guinea. It also makes Borneo the third highest island in the world, trailing only New Guinea and the Big Island of Hawaii.
Like other huge isolated peaks, Kinabalu rises through many life zones and habitats. The base of the main path to the summit starts in cool, dense cloud forest, and the large summit plateau is a fantastic expanse of odd-shaped rocky pinnacles utterly devoid of soil and vegetation. The highest summit is called Low's peak, an ironic name that comes from an early explorer. On very rare occasions snow even falls on the bare rock of the summit.
Kinabalu is a very popular climb with an easy trail to the summit. The greatest obstacles are the altitude and distance, but most fit hikers can do the climb in two days easily.
The summit area of Kinabalu is a huge area of rock, with no vegetation whatsoever (1996-07-19).
The route on the exposed slabs of Kinabalu's summit is marked by a rope (1996-07-19).
A trail sign on the rocky moonscape of the Kinabalu summit area (1996-07-19).
The white blotches on the ground in this photo are pockets of snow, just below the summit of Kinabalu (1996-07-19).
The Laban Rata hut, halfway up Mount Kinabalu, is perched just below treeline (1996-07-19).
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