Rising up like a monolith from the Jurassic era Mount Kinabalu stands 4,096 meters above sea level. It is the highest peak in Borneo’s Crocker Range as well as the highest mountain in Malaysia.
In topographic prominence, Mount Kinabalu is the 20th most prominent mountain in the world and considered among the most important biological sites in the world, having accorded a World Heritage Status by UNESCO. Mount Kinabalu contains thousands species of plants, hundred species of birds and mammals, including the rare Rafflessia flower and the endangered orang-utan.
The lowest peak of Mount Kinabalu can be climbed quite easily by a person in good physical condition and there is no need for equipment at any point on the main route, however other peaks along the massif require at least basic rock climbing skills and hiking gear.