Mount Kinabalu Climbing - Prepare well ahead

May 5, 2023

Climbing a mountain is a physically demanding activity that requires preparation, determination and perseverance.

For those who are not fit or have not trained sufficiently, the task can be even more challenging and risky, as their bodies may not be able to cope with the demands of the climb.

We can draw lessons from the death of a 45-year-old Mount Kinabalu climber on April 25.

At 4,095m, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in the country. It attracts thousands of Malaysians and foreigners each year who are game for an interesting challenge.

Many climbers underestimate the physical demands of the climb and overestimate their abilities. They may also fail to acclimatize to the altitude, which can increase the risk of altitude sickness.

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