Via Ferrata Walk The Torq, Mount Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
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.
Have your reservation in hand before you go. Take good warm clothes (weather changes fast). Good shoes, gloves and sun glasses.
|Type||High Mountain: 2|
|Evaluation|| Low’s Peak Circuit: Mid-Difficult
Walk the Torq : Beginner
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.
Low’s Peak Circuit : 4-6 hours
Walk the Torq: 2-3 hours
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.
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
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.
You go back to the Pendant Hut.
Where to sleep
Ask the Operator of the via for the via ferrata and the night at Pendant Hut: mountaintorq.com