Low’s Peak circuit via Ferrata: Does weather affect climbing Mount Kinabalu?

Posted 30 Nov 2014

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Trainers conducting via Ferrata climbing activities on Mount Kinabalu are constantly assessing the weather, particularly for the safety of the advanced Low’s Peak circuit.

Paul Joseph and daughter Martha climbed the mighty icon of Sabah, however due to heavy rain, were not able to continue any further from their Laban Rata compound accommodation and reach the Low’s Peak summit.

On that day, experienced Kinabalu Park mountain guides made the final decision in the early hours of the morning to announce that all climbers were not able to climb any further. The initial disappointment is a small price to pay for their health and safety, and the mountain isn’t going anywhere, so the challenge can be attempted on another occasion.

The Low’s Peak via Ferrata circuit is an advanced mountain climbing route, and when there’s rain, certain areas can be too slippery for the via Ferrata trainers to deem it safe. However, climbers may participate in the basic Walk the Torq route, of which the trainer may judge it safe if, again, the amount of rainfall doesn’t affect the safety of the climbers.

As you can see, Martha & Paul still enjoyed some great climbs and stunning scenery!

There’s more preparation than a climbers physical and mental endurance that makes climbing Mount Kinabalu a challenge, but contact our Kota Kinabalu Travel Centre to discuss with our Sabah experts on an itinerary of 2-3 nights for a better chance of reaching Low’s Peak!

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