GEC Malaysia – ASEAN Kinabalu Climb 2016

GEC Malaysia – ASEAN Kinabalu Climb 2016

(High Altitude Mountaineering Training – Level 3)








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Mount Kinabalu is the most dramatic feature in Sabah and the tallest peak between the Himalayas & the New Guinea. Towering at 4,095 metres (13,435 feet), Mount Kinabalu exerts a magical quality that is both indescribable and unbelievable. The granite peaks are constantly veiled in wisps of clouds which sometimes resemble a graceful woman peeping coyly from behind the veil.

Global Expedition Club Malaysia will be organising our Yearly “Malaysia – ASEAN Kinabalu Climb 2016 and “High Altitude Training – Level 3”. We have invited climbers from around the ASEAN countries and Malaysian climbers from different lifestyles, various background and age groups (16 – 62 years old). They will be joined by 6 Malim Gunung Sabah (Guides) and 4 Ranger from Sabah Park. 



1.  Building relationship among “Mountaineering Community” of Malaysia and ASEAN Countries.

2.  To promote tourism in Mount Kinabalu, Sabah and Malaysia to ASEAN mountaineering community.

3.  To professionally develop and enhance mountaineering techniques (High Altitude Training) among members of South East Asia.

4.  To introduce “National Park Management” techniques to ASEAN Mountaineering Community.

5.  Introducing Eco Tourism in Malaysia.

6.  To provide training on “Rescue on Earthquake at High Altitude and Relief Mission”.

MOUNT KINABALU Equipment Checklist


1.    Sturdy Hiking Shoe

2.    Waterproof / Wind Breaker jacket

3.    Warm, lightweight jumper (polar fleece or windfleece is ideal)

4.    Warm, lightweight pants (not denim, as it remains cold when wet)

5.    Socks, Spare socks and underwear

6.    Beanie/woollen hat / Cap

7.    Sturdy woollen or fleece gloves and waterproof.

8.    Snacks (chocolate, dried fruit, nuts, jelly beans) for the climb

9.    Water bottles (at least one litre, preferably in small bottles)

10.  Sunscreen cream

11.   Sunglasses and Eyewear like Bolle

12.   Small first aid kit

13.   Headlamp and spare batteries

14.   Daypack 25 – 30L

15.   Dry bags to keep important items dry.

16.   Trekking Poles.

17.   T-shirt or long-sleeved shirt

Altitude Training at Mount Kinabalu

Altitude Training at Mount Kinabalu

Climbing Schedule


The expedition is scheduled from 17th – 20th. March 2016


17th March, 2016

1.  Arrival of Mountaineers and Media Representatives in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.     

2.  Meeting with Organising Team and briefing.

3.  Departure from Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) to Sabah National Park.

4.   Meeting with Sabah Park Management.

5.   Earthquake Rescue and Relief Mission Training at Sabah Park

6.   Mountaineering & High Altitude Training at Kinabalu National Park.

7.   Eco Tourism by “National Tourism council

8.  Equipment Checklist Briefing


18th March, 2016

1.   Climbing to Laban Rata (3200 meter)


19th March, 2016

1.   “Summit Push” (4048 meter) and Descend to Kinabalu National Park

2.   Travel To Kota Kinabalu.


20th March, 2016

Departure from Kota Kinabalu.