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.
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!