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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

 

Media

 

 

Difficulty & Level

Strength
1. For beginners & initiation
2. Need some practice of via ferrata
3. Require phisical strength (at least 1 difficulty)
4. Very phisical, strength, in very good shape

Dizziness
1. Light - ok
2. Middle
3. Some parts are solid
4. Tough

Type
Plaine - Mountain - High Mountain
1. Fully Equiped
2. Need to use rocks
3. Light equipment

Technics
1. Easy
2. With bridge, ladder, etc..
3. Extra skills such as zip line

Emergency

Europe

France

Phone: Mountain rescue: 112

Radio:
Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300

 

Switzerland

Phones:
Mountain Rescue: 144
REGA Helicopere: 1414
Police: 117

Radio:
Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300

 

Europe
Phone: 112

Radio:
Canal K  158.625
Canal E ( Emergency ) 161.300