Kinabalu (4095m.) – you can reach the mountain foot within 2 hours from the capital of Malayan state Sabah – Kota Kinabalu city. Transport is running well and there are a lot of offers for any taste and budget: regular buses, minibuses, taxis. At the main entrance gate office be prepared to spend half an hour minimum, maximum time depends on quantity of registered at the present sampling time climbers and groups. For the standard two days climbing preferable to make pre-booking of Sutera Sanctuary Lodges package. But in this case be ready to make 100% advance payment. We booked occupancy on mountain after we came to Kota Kinabalu at the city company office. Closest possible climbing date for our group at the moment was after two days from the date of compellation (it was not a high season). The total amount for three people for one overnight on mountain and meal through all trip amounts to 990 RM. During the paper filling in park office you should pay in additional following costs: park fees (15 RM/pp) + guide service (150RM/per group) + potter service (100RM/per each 10kg. of weight) + both way transfer till the beginning of track (17 RM/per group). Distance 8,5km. to the mountain top can be covered in one day, but Malayans do their best to not allowed this. One day trips deprive them to receive money for overnight at the mountain. During the first day two day’s climbers ascending Laban Rata Hut at 3270 meters (6km. from the start point), have a lunch there, spend a night, take a breakfast and proceed to the top at 2:30 a.m. If the way to Laban Rata Hut – is passing jillion stairs. The way on top from the hut – is hoping on big stones at the very beginning and climbing the rope on a halfway. But the most time you will spend on the huge granite platter on which numerous peaks of Kinabalu massif are spread. The highest of these peaks - Low’s Peak – one of the most distant on platter, has a form of slag mass unloaded in one place. It is clear not the most filmable summit in Kinabalu massif. Be ready that on this slag mass you will be together with a least 60 other climbers which means crowd and line to make pictures with summit post. Distant summit edge is fenced by fitting enclosure, in a case of couple of casualty with the people falling to steep from the peak itself. But during the spring 2015 everything was more or less safety.
Цель видна / Target is visible
Вы не одни на тропе / You are not alone on the track
Вверху первые пики массива / First massif's peaks above
А облака уже внизу / And clouds are already under
Место ночёвки / Place for overnight
Ночное восхождение в разгаре / Night climbing in high gear
Огоньки попутчиков / Followers lights
Кто последний? / Who is the last?
Довольные, но усталые / Happy but tired
Сумасшедшие виды - одна из наград / Crazy views - one of rewards
"Куча шлака" / "Slag mass"
Соседние пики / Near by peaks
Соседние пики продолжение / Near by peaks continuation
Это сделали с горой "саломоны" и "мармоты" / That was done by "salomons" and "marmoths"
Любезно провешенный канат / Kindly marked rope
Хижина Лабан Рата / Laban Rata Hut
Выход / Exit
Схема маршрута / Route plan