Join “Mount Kinabalu – belongs to NO ONE else” cause in Facebook

A lot of complaints. A lot of rants. A lot of rage. The issue: Sutera Sanctuary Lodges monopolize Mount Kinabalu for their own profits. They never wants to listen to our grouses on how expensive their climbing packages are, as long as they are the only available solution for Kinabalu climbers. It started early this … Read moreJoin “Mount Kinabalu – belongs to NO ONE else” cause in Facebook

Sutera Sanctuary Lodges – the biggest rip-off merchants in Asia

No. I did not write those words. I quoted from a travelogue entry by staffyandlyddy in Travelpod.com. They also gave a breakdown of what they had to pay those ripp-off merchants to climb the mountain (for non-Malaysian): Dorm Room at Park Headquarters – 85RM each Permit to Climb Mt Kinabalu – 100RM each Insurance (even … Read moreSutera Sanctuary Lodges – the biggest rip-off merchants in Asia

New rates of fee charges for visitors to Sabah Parks

Effective from 1st of September 2008, Sabah Parks will impose new rates of fee charges for visitors like you and me. You may want to check it out if you decided to have some good time in one of Sabah Parks destinations: Kinabalu Parks (where Mt. Kinabalu is) Turtle Islands Park (east coast of Sabah, … Read moreNew rates of fee charges for visitors to Sabah Parks

22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2008

It’s here again. Happening on 23-24 August, 2008 at Mount Kinabalu. Deemed as “the World’s Toughest Mountain Race”, the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon is the ultimate challenge to take for those game enough to test their endurance by running up and down Mount Kinabalu for a total distance of 21 kilometers. I don’t think I … Read more22nd Mt. Kinabalu International Climbathon 2008

Climbing gloves for Mount Kinabalu climbers

I thought it was a small matter to most of us. But the truth is, it’s not. I received an email from Miss M (not her real name) asking me on what type of gloves that she could use to climb Mount Kinabalu. Can an ordinary gardening gloves would do? Do I need a water … Read moreClimbing gloves for Mount Kinabalu climbers

Reader’s Mailbag: Climbing Kinabalu with children

I received another email this morning. Patrick asked me about climbing Mount Kinabalu with his children. If you have climbed Kinabalu with your children before, please share with us your opinion. Here is his email: Hi Ruhaizad Thanks for the Kinabalu newsletter that I have just received, it was very helpful. I am climbing Mount … Read moreReader’s Mailbag: Climbing Kinabalu with children