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Guide in Climbing Mount Kinabalu

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Dear valued customer,
Please be informed that with effect from 1st December 2015, 1 day climb permit for Mount Kinabalu is temporarily suspended due to safety issues.

DO NOT CLIMB if you are suffering from or have a history of the following ailment:-

No.Disease
01Heart Disease
02Hypertension
03Chronic Asthma
04Peptic Ulcer
05Severe Anaemia
06Diabetes
07Epileptic Fits
08Arthritis
09Palpitation
10Hepatitis (Jaundice)
11Muscular Cramps
12Obesity (Over weight)
13Any other sickness that may be triggered by severe cold,exertion,and high altitude.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR CLIMBERS ON MOUNT KINABALU

Please take a minute to listen to your Mountain Guide(s) and read through these instructions. They may save your life.
No.Instructions
01.Identify your Mountain Guide(s) who will display an identification card.
02.Travel together in your group and stay with the Mountain Guide(s) at all times.
03.Follow the instructions of your Mountain Guide(s)
04.Alert your Mountain Guide(s) if you face any difficulty.
05.Display your climbing permit and show it to Park Officials at the check points at Timpohon Gate, Laban Rata and Sayat-sayat on your way up and down.
06.If for any reasons, you are separated from your group or the Mountain Guide(s), please follow the white rope that marks the Summit Trail. If visibility is very low or in the dark, please hold on to the rope and follow it. (There is a thick white rope leading all the way from the vegetation belt above Panar Laban to the Summit. Use this rope to help climbing up and prevent falling when walking down. PLEASE FOLLOW and USE THE ROPE FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY).
07.The weather on the summit area can deteriorate in a matter of minutes. Thick mist may reduce visibility to only 3 metres, and rainstorm and wind of up to 120 km/hr may occur at times. Please hold on to the ROPE, which will lead you to safety.
08.If you are separated from your Mountain Guide(s) and lose sight of the ROPE, STOP IMMEDIATELY, stay where you are and blow your whistle to attract attention. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO FIND YOUR WAY OUT. HELP is definitely on the way. The Park Officials at Sayat-sayat Check Point will notice that you are missing.
09.While climbing to the Summit, please make sure to carry with you the followings:-

A) Wear enough warm clothing (temperature can be freezing at times)

B) A torch light (to light your way during the pre-dawn climb and to signal for help when needed)

C) A rain coat (to protect you from rain and wind, and it will slow down the loss of body heat)

D) A whistle (only to be used when is needed. The shorts blasts to attract attention, long continuous blasts for emergency and serious injuries)

E) Some energy food and water, e.g. extra chocolate, glucose, tablets, biscuits (for emergency-use when you are waiting for help to arrive)


HELP PRESERVE MOUNT KINABALU
Malaysia's First World Heritage Site

While you are in the Park, please observe the rules and regulations of the Park It is an offence under Parks Enactment, 1984 to deface, damage, set fire to or remove anything existing inside the Park or to introduce any plants or animals into this Park without the written approval of the Director of Sabah Parks. Please help to protect the environment. Do not litter or leave any rubbish behind on the mountain. Please bring down all the rubbish or anything you brought up this mountain.

Thank You.