Mount Kinabalu’s soon to be opened 'Kota Belud trail' promises more scenic adventures. This alternative trail will take a Westernly route, compared to the easternly Ranau Trail. The Kota Belud Trail is said to be relatively shorter and more scenic, and ends at Sayat-Sayat check-point, the last check point throughout the 8km climb to Low’s Peak summit.

Tourism, Culture and Environment Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said "I can describe both trails as ‘beautifully challenging’ and visitors who appreciate nature and its beauty will find the experience of trekking these trails very enjoyable."

Sabah Parks, Health Ministry & other relevant agencies also launched a Search And Rescue simulation as part of their continuous effort in improving safety standards throughout the Mount Kinabalu summit trail.

Photo Credit: Masidi

Much gratitude and respect to Sabah Parks for their continuous commitment in making sure climbers attain a peace of mind knowing safety is priority on during their Mount Kinabalu climb.