PACKAGE: Via Ferrata – Walk The Torq
DURATION: 2 Days & 1 Night
Pick up time is at 0600 from Kota Kinabalu and enjoy a scenic drive for 2 hours to Kinabalu National Park. Upon arrival at the Park HQ at 0800; register and begin the ascent with the mountain guide by 0830. Packed lunch en-route. Reach Laban Rata after 1400 and then check into Pendant Hut (non-heated & bunk-beds). Attend Via Ferrata familiarisation session at 1530 with a Mountain Torq trainer. After dinner at Laban Rata Restaurant, guests are free at leisure. Have an early night.
Wake up call at 0100; have supper at Pendant Hut and gear up for the climb to Low’s Peak to catch the beautiful sunrise. Begin to descend by 0600 and meet a Mountain Torq trainer by 0630 at Sayat Sayat Hut. Begin the Via Ferrata ‘Walk The Torq’ adventure. Arrive at Pendant Hut around 0900 and have a late breakfast. By 1130 descend to Kinabalu Park HQ (ETA 1600). Have a late lunch and by 1700 transfer back to your hotel in Kota Kinabalu (ETA 1900) or proceed to Kota Kinabalu International Airport (ETA 1930) for your return flight departing after 2130. END OF SERVICE.
The Via Ferrata provides you access to scenic parts of the mountains that are typically available only to rock climbers and mountaineers. Around the world, there are more than 300 Via Ferrata routes which are mostly found in Europe – namely Austria, France, Germany Italy, Slovenia, Spain and Switzerland. A few can also be found in North America including Canada and the United States, as well as in the Pacific region of New Zealand.
Ever since 1936, recreational climbers have been given the opportunity to travel up hard-to-reach mountain surfaces with the help of the Via Ferrata. Steel cables and metal rungs have replaced ropes, iron ladders and wooden structures for a secure climb.
Situated on Mount Kinabalu in East Malaysia, Mountain Torq is proud to be verified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s highest Via Ferrata.
Our routes at Mountain Torq are designed with beginner and intermediate climbers in mind. Beginners can take their first experience along the granite walls of Mount Kinabalu while intermediate climbers embark on 3 to 4 hour journeys to experience the challenge of mountaineering and the lesser seen side of the mountain.
Young or old, serious mountaineer or just someone out to have fun, Mountain Torq has something for everyone.