Mount Kinabalu News & Updates

Important Announcement (6 Oct 2020): Temporary Suspension of Climbing Tours

09 Nov 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF CLIMBING TOURS

In accordance to "Conditional Movement Control Order" issued by the Malaysian Government to curb the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases across Sabah, Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu Climb Operations will be temporarily closed until 6 December 2020.

We are contacting our guests whose tours are impacted during this tour suspension period to offer suitable alternatives for their travel plans. We urge our valued guests whose trips are impacted to hold off from calling or contacting us unless your climbing dates are within 48 hours due to possible waiting time.

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Kinabalu Park Temporarily Closed For Two Weeks After Climber Tests Positive For COVID-19

25 Sep 2020

Kinabalu Park Temporarily Closed For Two Weeks After Climber Tests Positive For COVID-19

Kinabalu Park is closed for climbers and visitors after a Mount Kinabalu climber tested positive for COVID-19 following close contact with another patient.

According to the statement by the Board of Trustees of Sabah Parks (LPATTS), the park is closed for two weeks starting 25 September until 8 October.

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Important Announcement: Temporary Suspension of Climbing Tours

24 Sep 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF CLIMBING TOURS from 25 SEPTEMBER - 8 OCTOBER 2020

Given the sudden surge in COVID-19 cases across Sabah’s East Coast areas, Kinabalu National Park and Mount Kinabalu Climb Operations will be temporarily closed from 25 September 2020 to 8 October 2020 for sanitation purposes.

We are contacting our guests whose tours are impacted during this tour suspension period to offer suitable alternatives for their travel plans. We urge our valued guests whose trips are impacted to hold off from calling or contacting us unless your climbing dates are within 48 hours due to possible waiting time.

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Summit Closure Dates for 2020

16 Sep 2020

Summit Closure Dates for 2020
- September 16

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Summit Closure Dates for 2019

16 Sep 2020

Summit Closure Dates for 2019
- January 1, 26
- July 8, 14
- August 8
- September 13, 14
- November 6, 7, 8, 9, 29

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New SOPs for Sabah Parks during the RMCO

07 Jul 2020

After months of the Movement Control Order (MCO), Sabah is slowly reopening businesses around the state as we try to recover from COVID-19 and practice the new norm.

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Reopening of Kinabalu National Park

14 May 2020

LATEST UPDATE - REOPENING OF KINABALU NATIONAL PARK ON MAY 16, 2020.

Given the latest announcement on the reopening of domestic tourism by the Sabah State Government, Sabah Parks has announced that Mount Kinabalu will reopen on Saturday, 16th May 2020.

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Temporary Suspension of Climbing Tours

26 Mar 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF CLIMBING TOURS: 18 MARCH - 14 APRIL 2020

Given the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 and the latest “Movement Control Order” issued by the Malaysian Government to contain the Covid-19 spread, all Mount Kinabalu climbing activities are temporarily suspended from 18th March - 14th April 2020.

Mount Kinabalu will allow postponement to a later date between 15th April 2020 - 30th December 2020. Postponement dates are subjected to suppliers’ availability & there will be no extra charges or price increment.

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30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon

19 Feb 2020

30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon

Runners from all across the globe will gather on Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site for the 30th Mount Kinabalu International Marathon that will be held on the 15th October 2017.

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Climbing Mount Kinabalu? Let us tell you when is the best time to do it and why!

04 Feb 2020

People said that the best time to climb Mount Kinabalu is around March to September. But is it true? Well, here at MountKinabalu.com, we will tell you when you should conquer the mountain!

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Man to attempt climbing Mount Kinabalu...backwards!

30 Jan 2020

Sabahan Edward Taning will attempt to raise fund and break the world record by making a round trip to Mount Kinabalu while walking backwards! Edward Taning says climbing Mount Kinabalu the conventional way is too normal for him.

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Mount Kinabalu Clean-Up Programme Sees Participation of Volunteers From All Over Sabah

18 Nov 2019

For millions of years, Mount Kinabalu has stood sentry over Sabah and continues to remain sacred to the people of Sabah. On 13th November 2019, volunteers from all over Sabah participated in a clean-up programme of Mount Kinabalu, organised jointly by Sabah Parks, Sutera Sanctuary Lodges and Mountain Torq. Climbing from Panalaban all the way to Low’s Peak, they gathered over hundreds of used cigarette butts and everyday trash.

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Low's Peak Circuit Maintenance - FIXED

27 May 2019

Low's Peak Circuit Maintenance - FIXED

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Exercising Water Conservation Measures Due to Low Rainfall

22 Apr 2019

Exercising Water Conservation Measures Due to Low Rainfall

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Opening of Two New Accommodation Blocks at Panalaban Hostel

09 Apr 2019

Opening of Two New Accommodation Blocks at Panalaban Hostel

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Good Deed Raises Awareness of Our Actions on Mount Kinabalu

25 Mar 2019

Good Deed Raises Awareness of Our Actions on Mount Kinabalu

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Experiencing Water Shortage Due to Drought Season - Timpohon Trail KM4 to Panalaban Base Camp

07 Mar 2019

Experiencing Water Shortage Due to Drought Season - Timpohon Trail KM4 to Panalaban Base Camp

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(Latest) Dry Season Causing Water Shortages at Panalaban Base Camp - Laban Rata Resthouse & Pendant Hut

06 Mar 2019

(Latest) Dry Season Causing Water Shortages at Panalaban Base Camp - Laban Rata Resthouse & Pendant Hut

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Climbers and Mountain Guide Cleans Up Summit Trail

01 Mar 2019

Climbers and Mountain Guide Cleans Up Summit Trail - after being first to reach summit

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Sending off Mt. Kinabalu Intl’ Climbathon with a heavy heart

15 Feb 2019

Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon - Sending it off with a heavy heart

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Shower Facilities Closed at Pendant Hut Due to Low Rainfall

12 Feb 2019

Shower Facilities Closed at Pendant Hut Due to Low Rainfall

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Summit Closure Dates for 2018

19 Dec 2018

Summit Closure Dates for 2018
- January 11, 28
- February 28
- March 13
- July 7, 14, 15
- August 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9
- December 19

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Water Shortage at Lemaing Hut

10 Dec 2018

Water Shortage at Lemaing Hut started 6th December 2018.

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Sabah Quake Update

13 Nov 2018

MOUNT KINABALU EARTHQUAKE UPDATES
5 June 2016
A year after the earth shook Mt.Kinabalu with a 6.9 magnitude earthquake, a group of climbers scaled the mountain as...

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Kota Belud Trail

13 Nov 2018

Kota Belud Trail

With the addition of many new safety features at the cost of millions of dollars and the addition of a new Mountain Search and Rescue Team (PBB MoSAR) based in the town of Ranau in the foothills of Mt Kinabalu it is now confirmed safe to climb again...

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Summit Closure Dates for 2015

13 Nov 2018

Summit Closure Dates for 2015
- January 2
- June 6 – November 31

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Summit Closure Dates for 2016

13 Nov 2018

Summit Closure Dates for 2016
- April 2
- June 20
- June 28
- September 7
- October 9
- October 21
- November 3

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Summit Closure Dates for 2017

13 Nov 2018

Summit Closure Dates for 2017
- January 18, 19
- March 12
- April 5
- May 20
- August 26
- October 4, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24
- December 2, 11, 24, 31

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Latest Mount Kinabalu News Update

13 Nov 2018

(Latest Update 25th Oct 2018) Latest All Day Dining & Beverage Menu from Sutera Sanctuary Lodges Laban Rata Resthouse.

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Recommended Shoes to wear for Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Activity

13 Nov 2018

Mountain Torq Management (Via Ferrata Activity Provider) has issued a new policy (as of 16 Mar 2017) on footwear for all climbers participating in Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Activity...

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Notice from Laban Rata Resthouse Due to Dry Season and Low Water Pressure

13 Nov 2018

Kindly take note that due to the dry season, Laban Rata Resthouse is experiencing severe water shortages and the low water pressure that cause limited water supply for shower and washroom usage...

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Mount Kinabalu Climbing Activities Temporarily Suspended

13 Nov 2018

KOTA KINABALU: A moderate 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Ranau at local time 9:06pm on 8 March 2018. Tremors were felt in some parts of Sabah.

As a safety precaution, Sabah Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Datuk Seri Masidi Manjun has ordered the temporary suspension of Mount Kinabalu climbing activities.

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Mount Kinabalu Climbing Activities Has Resumed on 10th March 2018

13 Nov 2018

Mount Kinabalu Activities has resumed as usual on the 10th of March 2018 onwards

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Procedure and Guidelines to Use Drone in Sabah Parks Area

07 Nov 2018

Be sure to be in line with Sabah Parks' new guidelines when you would like to fly a Drone in Sabah Parks Area.

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Beware of Bogus or Scam Websites!

07 Nov 2018

Beware of scam websites while making Mount Kinabalu Climb bookings

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Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon makes a comeback with its 29th series

06 Nov 2017

30th Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon

Runners from all across the globe will gather on Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site for the 30th Mount Kinabalu International Marathon that will be held on the 15th October 2017.

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Climbathon 2016 Is Coming!

19 Sep 2016

Climbathon 2016 Is Coming!

The excitement is building already in anticipation of next month’s Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon event. Elite mountain runners...

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