Mount Kinabalu is a volcano on Borneo Island, Malaysia. It is the highest peak in the country and the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia. The mountain is also known as Mt. Sabah, Mount Abal and Mount Kinabalu-Bukit Batu Puteh.
Mount Kinabalu has five main peaks; Gunung Agong (elevation 2,922 m), Gunung Sibayak (2,859 m), Gunung Merapi (2,830 m), Gunung Api (2,825 m) and Gunung Kenyalang (2,765 m). The mountain is also believed to be a gateway to heaven, and so many pilgrims climb it on their way to Mecca or other holy sites in order to honor the spirits that live there.
The volcano is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful scenery and hiking trails through rainforest that lead to various waterfalls along the river valleys below. Even though it’s not as tall as Mount Fuji in Japan or Manaslu, Ama Dablam, Mount Everest in Nepal in terms of altitude, it still makes for an impressive sight from any angle!
The climbers have to be very careful when they climb these mountains because of the numerous landslides that can occur anytime due to heavy rains or even earthquakes. If you are planning on climbing Mount Kinabalu then it is better if you hire an experienced guide so that they will assist you during your climb up the mountain safely as well as give you all the necessary information about how to avoid dangers while climbing this mountain.
The mountain rises more than 4,095 m above sea level, making it one of the tallest peaks in Southeast Asia. It is also one of the most heavily travelled mountains in Malaysia, making it popular among climbers from around the world. Because of its location near a major airport and several national parks and reserves, Mount Kinabalu has been used as a base camp for many expeditions that have attempted to climb it.