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The Challenge of The Peak

The Challenge of The Peak

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After a night of rest, it’s off again on the climb to catch a magnificent sunrise on the summit. Most climbers leave at 3.00 am for 3-hour track but again, this depends on your fitness level. In the dark, you can see beam of torchlight as the procession of climbers trudge higher and higher. These are ladders, hand railings and ropes to help you over the steeper parts.

An hour from Panar Laban, you’ll see the Sayat-sayat Hut. An hour from Panar Laban, you’ll see the Sayat-sayat Hut. At 3,688m this is the visitor’s highest shelter on the mountain but it only provides basic facilities. Back on the climb, you’ll walk across her bare granite slabs that stretch endlessly ahead, in an eerie moonscape of stone. The vegetation comprises of stunted shrubs and tough grasses in the crevices. It is the survival of the fittest here.

You reach your final destination at Low’s Peak, the summit of Borneo at 4,095.2m. As you wait the cold, dawn gradually creeps over the horizon, illuminating the darkness with a light of a new day. In clear weather, you can almost see all of Sabah spread out below.

From this vantage, you’ll also see a dramatic drop more than 1,000m down – Low’s Gully. A chasm stretching 16km in length, it separates the summit plateau into the western and eastern plateaus. Other peaks on the mountain are Victoria’s Peak (4,090m.), Donkeys Ears Peak (4,054m.), South Peak (3,931.5m.) and St. John’s Peak (4,090.7m.) on the western plateau. On the eastern plateau, stand King Edward Peak (4,086m.), Mesilau Peak (3,801.3m.) and King George Peak (4,062.6m). These peaks are only for experienced climbers as it is a challenging climb that requires ropes. A special permit from the Park authorities is required before a climb.

At around 10.00am, clouds usually begin to form. These swirling clouds could obstruct visibility, so it is advisable that you descent by then.

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