The name via ferrata, or via ferrate (plural) originates from an Italian word ‘Via Attrezzata’ (fully equipped road), which means routes that are secured by handrails, ladders, cables or lifelines. Mountain Kinabalu Via Ferrata is a mountain trail made up of iron rungs, palettes (footholds), cables and rails that are wrapped around the North Face of Mount Kinabalu and this was launched back in 2007.
It is also the world’s highest and Asia’s first via ferrata located on Mt. Kinabalu on the 3rd largest island in the world, Borneo. The via ferrata at 3776m and Pendant Hut at 3,280m above the clouds within the UNESCO world heritage site of Mt Kinabalu National Park. Basically, the via ferrata route is a protected mountain pathway consisting of a series of rungs, rails, cables and bridges embracing the rock face. It allows access to scenic sections of the mountains that are typically available only to mountaineers. Designed for the brave and active with above-average fitness levels, this 4 – 6 hour route with an optional summit attempt includes rest stops at scenic locations. If you are an adrenaline junkie and want a lofty adventure that have you hanging around on a wire, this is should be on your bucket list!
Thrill seekers adrenaline junkies will get their sufficient fix from the available packages at the via ferrata, namely: Walk the Torq and The Low’s Peak Circuit. Accommodations are available at the Pendant Hut—3,270 meters above sea level, which can accommodate at least 30 people at one time, with a dormitory-bunk bed type. Let’s book your climb with us today!