Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu, near Low’s Peak, at sunrise. | Paul Wong

Mount Kinabalu is rich in biodiversity and home to over 5,000 plant species, 326 bird species, and 100 species of mammals including orangutans.

The mountain makes up Kinabalu Park and the area has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mount Kinabalu is located in Sabah, Malaysia in southeast Asia.

Country: Malaysia

Mountain Range: Crocker Range

Height: 13,435 feet / 4,095 meters

First Ascent: In March 1851, Hugh Low summited the mountain’s plateau, but not the extremely steep peak, claiming that it was “inaccessible to any but winged animals.” However, in 1888 John Whitehead ascended the highest peak.

Fun Fact: Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in the Crocker Mountain Range, the highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago, and is the highest point in Malaysia!

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Mount Kinabalu | Yusnizam Yusof
Mount Kinabalu view from Nabalu Town | Alen Thien
The beautiful view of paddy field with background of Mount Kinabalu located at Kota Belud, Sabah, during sunrise.
Mount Kinabalu
Mt. Kinabalu Botanical Garden of Kinabalu Park.
Mount Kinabalu, near Low’s Peak, about 3900m. This is sunrise. | Paul Wong
Kota Kinabalu (Mount Kinabalu), Borneo (Land Below The Wind) | Phil Mac D Photo
Mount Kinabalu Sunrise | Pinksheep
Mount Kinabalu summit rocky peaks, Borneo, Malaysia | mohd farid
Sabahan villagers native couple walk through a hanging bridge with beautiful majestic Mount Kinabalu at background. | Lano Lan
Sunrise over Mt. Kinabalu silhouette, Kota Kinabalu Sabah Borneo Malaysia. | Nokuro
Flower with Mt. Kinabalu, Kota Kinabalu Sabah Borneo Malaysia. | Mohd KhairilX
Kinabalu peak views from Gayang bridge

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