A via ferrata is a mountain path consisting of a series of rungs and cables embracing the rock face, creating a protected pathway that anyone can walk on. It allows access to scenic sections of the mountain normally accessible only to rock climbers. There are more than 300 via ferrata routes around the world and the world's highest via ferrata, Mountain Torq which is also Asia’s first is found on Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia. The highest point starts at 3,400 metres and ends at 3,800 metres.
Experience the thrills and spills of rock climbing or mountaineering under a safe and controlled environment. With a proper system of routes, devices and an experienced trainer to guide you, climbing Mount Kinabalu's via ferrata is thrilling and safe. However, make sure you have an average fitness level - the ability to hike up 3,200 metres or 6 hours, above 10 years old and at least 1.3 metres tall, and not fearful of heights.
The beginner's route allows the climber to take their first climb about 2 to 3 hours along the granite walls of Mount Kinabalu while the intermediate route takes 4 to 5 hours. Needless to say, the spectacular mountain views and refreshing cool air are simply awesome.
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