Climbing Gunung Kinabalu

Gunung Kinabalu’s saw-toothed profile dominates the landscape of northern Borneo. The summit, Low’s Peak, is named after the British explorer Hugh Low who made the first – unsuccessful – attempts to reach the summit in 1851 and then later in 1858. Local Kadazan and Dusun peoples believe that Gunung Kinabalu is the home of their dead ancestors, naming it Aki Nabalu –  “Revered Place of the Dead”.

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