Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata Sabah

Via Ferrata

About Via Ferrata

Designed for the bold and daring, the excitement, scenic beauty, and personal conquest you will experience on a Via Ferrata adventure is guaranteed to give you an invigorating nostalgic experience for years to come. The world’s highest via ferrata, Mountain Torq – which also happens to be Asia’s first – is located at Mt Kinabalu’s Panalaban rock face.

Starting at 3,200 metres and ends at 3,776 metres above sea level at Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Mountain Torq offers two Via Ferrata routes; Walk the Torq and Low’s Peak Circuit. Both routes allow beginner and intermediate climbers to fully enjoy the activity without prior professional mountaineering experience.

Who is it for?

The Mt Kinabalu Via Ferrata is devised to give climbers with little or no climbing experience access to rock faces normally reached by mountaineers and rock climbers.

The minimum requirements needed for the first time via ferrate climber are:
  • Average fitness level (Able to hike up to 3,200m in 6 hrs)
  • Ages 10 and above for Walk the Torq
  • Ages 17 and above for Low’s Peak Circuit
  • A minimum height of 1.3 metres
  • Free of restricting physical disabilities, be fit, healthy, and without fear of heights to fully participate and safely enjoy the activity
  • No prior mountaineering experience required
  • A maximum of 6 climbers per group is allowed to do Via Ferrata at a time
The Mount Kinabalu Via Ferrata routes are designed with beginner and intermediate climbers in mind.
  • There is a via ferrata route to match everyone’s ability and endurance.
  • Beginner climbers can take their first experience along the granite walls of Mt Kinabalu. A journey of 2 to 3 hours.
  • Intermediate climbers embark on a 4 to 5 hours journey to experience the challenge of mountaineering and the lesser seen side of the mountain’s breathtaking heights and sights.
  • The diversity of via ferrata routes means there is something for everyone – whether he or she is 10 or 70, a keen mountaineer or a casual holidaymaker.

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