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  • Via Ferrata Walk The Torq, Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

     

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    Caracteristics

    Two via ferrata: Low’s Peak Circuit (LPC) Mid-Difficult and for the beginners: Walk the Torq (10 years old).

    Must be over 17 years old for the LPC.

    If you have climbed Mt. Kinabalu before, you really need to climb it all over again, just so that you can attempt The Low’s Peak Circuit! Traversing the mountain in this manner means that you get to see an entirely different and immensely beautiful side of the mountain plateau that the current summit trail will never have the chance to reveal to you.

    The Low’s Peak Circuit is a Via Ferrata route situated at 3,776 m above sea level and and the highest Via Ferrata in the World. Designed for the brave and the active individual with above-average fitness levels, this 4 – 6 hour route with an optional summit attempt includes rest stops at scenic locations.

     

    Suggestions

    Have your reservation in hand before you go. Take good warm clothes (weather changes fast). Good shoes, gloves and sun glasses.


     

    Grade

     Strength  2
     Dizziness 2
     Type  High Mountain:  2   
     Technics        2
     Evaluation    Low’s Peak Circuit:  Mid-Difficult
      Walk the Torq : Beginner  

     

     

    Information

     Tourism Office of Sabah

    Operator of the via ferrata: reservation and entrance fees: Mountain Torq

     

    Length and Altitude

    Altitude bottom: 3'520 m
    Altitude top: 3'776 m

    Length of route: 1,2 km

    Vertical height traverse 365m

     

    Time of Year

    All year long but the rainy season is not a good time.

     

    Timing

    Low’s Peak Circuit : 4-6 hours
    Walk the Torq: 2-3 hours

     

    By Car

    Visitors can also rent a car and drive by themselves. Cars can be rented either directly from car rental companies or requested via hotel lobby car rental service. Rental charge is from RM180 and above per car/ day. Please refer to car rental list for more information.

    The Mountain Torq Via Ferrata is 88 kilometers away from Kota Kinabalu, or 1 hour and 30 minutes away by road transportation.

     

    By Bus or Taxi

    By bus, visitors can take a bus headed to Kundasang or Ranau at the City Bus Terminal (North). Buses from Kota Kinabalu to Ranau are available.

    To return to Kota Kinabalu, take a bus across road outside Kinabalu Park (reconfirm with Kinabalu Park reception counter) headed to Kota Kinabalu.

    By taxi, visitors can take the Ranau taxi at the Ranau taxi stand (next to the Merdeka Field) or request from the hotel lobby. From Ranau Taxi station, taxi fare charged is RM160 per taxi; while from hotel lobby, taxi fare charged is RM300 per taxi.

    For a return trip to Kota Kinabalu, take a bus from Poring Hot Springs to Ranau town. From Ranau town, find a taxi back to Kota Kinabalu.

     

     

    Access

    To arrive at Mountain Torq’s Pendant hut (3,289m) from where the adventure starts, you need to hike up about 6 km through tropical and sub-alpine forests

    Pendant Hut can accommodate at least 30 people at one time, with a dormitory-bunk bed type.

    Make sure you have a reservation and you have to use the local operator to climb it

     

    Via Ferrata

    The Low’s Peak Circuit reaches at 3,776 m and it’s designed for adventure seekers with climbing experience and above-average fitness levels. It is not very difficult but challenging. You touch the rocks and you cross a long footbridges.

    The 4-6 hours route has a length of 1.2 km and a vertical height traverse of 365m, with one of the world’s highest suspension bridge (at 3,600m above sea level).

    Walk the Torq is placed at 3,521 m and it is a much easier route, designed for begginers (with minimum age of 10 years)

    In both case, you must have a guide. If you are experienced, you can ask to remove the rope.

     

    Back

    You go back to the Pendant Hut.

     

    Where to sleep

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    Ask the Operator of the via for the via ferrata and the night at Pendant Hut: mountaintorq.com

     

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  • Via Ferrata in Malaysia

     

     No  Name of the Via   City  Level  Technics
             
     801  Via Ferrata Mount Kinabalu
     Walk the Tork
      Sabah  Beginners 
     Mid-Difficult
     The highest via ferrata in the World!
     2 via, all year long