Mountaineering in Malaysia?

Travel has always been my primary passion, and climbing a close second.


From ascending Arete des Cosmiques in Chamonix to climbing Mount Kenya via Nelion,  I’ve had the good fortune to be able to combine both passions into one, and see some of the most breathtaking summits in the world.


In my travels to Morocco late last year, I attempted to summit Mount Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. This year, I’d love to tick off Mount Kinabalu, a 4,095 ft peak located in the East Malaysian state of Sabah on the island of Borneo. It’s the highest peak in the Malay Archipelago, and likely one of the lushest mountains I will have climbed.

Now that my Bar Method training has come to an end, I’m both dreading and anticipating a 90+ days of non-stop cardio and mountaineering training, so that I’ll be much better prepared than I was for Mount Toubkal.

I welcome (and appreciate) any tips and beta on traveling to Malaysia and climbing Kinabalu in the comments below!

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