Not necessary, but it is better if you have one. I use to have my own multi-tool while I was in the university. Mostly used for daily usage, this handy multi-tool are also lightweight when I go for any outdoor trip. But when I came to Sabah and fell in love with Mount Kinabalu, I … Read more Do I need a Swiss Army Knife (SAK) for my Kinabalu climb?
These are the most common incidents that can make climbers injured during the trip up the Summit of Borneo. Muscular aches Everybody knows that climbing Mount Kinabalu is a strenuous activity. Muscular aches happens to all climbers. Most of the aches involves lower limbs – both legs, thighs, knees, calves, ankle and foot – because … Read more First Aid Kit for your Mount Kinabalu climbing trip
Blisters can add a heavy load to your climbing trip. Just as with bites and stings, the best defense is a good offense. Prevention Be sure shoes or boots fit properly. Tight shoes cause pressure sores; loose shoes cause friction blisters. Break in new boots gradually before any long hikes. Wear a thin liner sock … Read more How to treat blister during your climbing trip
I received another email from one of our members, who managed to climb Mount Kinabalu on the 4th of July. Alison went to climb the summit with her family – her husband and two children. She did asked me about Rhodiola Rosea, few weeks before she climbed Mount Kinabalu, but I could not give her … Read more Rhodiola Rosea – herbal remedy for acute mountain sickness
I received and email yesterday asking about sleeping at Laban Rata Resthouse restaurant floor if climbers did not be able to secure a place to stay at any huts in Laban Rata area for the night. This is the email: Hi Ruhaizad, Could you please help us as you seem to know all about Mt … Read more Can we sleep at Laban Rata Resthouse restaurant floor?
I met a group of Mount Kinabalu international climbers last week, who are an educated bunch (one of them is a professor in mathematics), whom like to climb mountains from all over the world. They are very fanatics about being at the highest altitude of the mountain they climbed – and they even bring their … Read more Altimeter Watch buying Guide – for your climbing trip to Kinabalu
Choosing the right backpack is all about choosing a back that fits your needs! So before reading on take a moment to think about what you need a back for, you don’t want a 7000 cubic inches (ci) monster back for your trip up to the peak! Okay, let me show you backpacks that I … Read more How to choose a climbing backpack for your Kinabalu trip
One of my fellow traveler ask me this question: Can we wear sandals to climb Mount Kinabalu? Well, I would answer YES and NO. Yes, if you choose the correct sandals and use it during your day climb (first phase of the climb) and NO, if you choose the wrong one and using it during … Read more How to choose a good hiking sandals for your trip to Kinabalu
Find out about the trail and surroundings, be sure that you have enough time to complete the entire route before darkness falls. Do not stray off the path to chase after animals. Use good judgment regarding fitness level required for the trek, and know your physical limits. Always inform the park officials or let someone … Read more Jungle Adventure Tips – For Kinabalu Park Trail-ers…
Copyright Â© 2006 Marc Wiltse Great hiking socks are critical for a comfortable . Do yours deliver in all the important areas? Learn how to pick the hiking sock that is best for your trip. Your hiking socks are probably like you at work… they do a lot more than they’re given credit for. They … Read more How To Avoid Blisters: A Hiking Sock Guide.