Briefing

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Our mandatory pre-activity briefing sessions are conducted daily between 3pm and 4pm in Pendant Hut. This briefing session is COMPULSORY and cannot be missed.

Please note that Pendant Hut is located almost 6km from the Timphon Gate start point at Kinabalu Park and is a short walk away from the Laban Rata Resthouse.

During this session, all participants (from a first time Via Ferrata climber to a veteran mountaineer), will be taken through the steps from your hike up to the summit, from wearing the harness to working the carabiners. While all this is happening, take the opportunity to make a few new friends!

After the briefing session and some required paperwork, it will be time for your buffet dinner. Head to bed early, your wake-up call for the summit hike is at 1:30am!

For more details please take a look at the detailed itinerary found here.

Safety

Our Via Ferrata was constructed by a team of preeminent Via Ferrata builders from Europe, using CE Mark-approved materials.

This carries the certificate of Conformity from the French Agency of Tourist Engineering (AFIT). The Via Ferrata is able to withstand up to a minimum of 3,000 kilogram of weight at any one point.

Our Via Ferrata Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) comprises safety helmets, harnesses, dynamic ropes and Energy Absorber Lanyards. All of which are certified by the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), which meet the EN958 standard.

Additionally, our Via Ferrata trainers are trained based on safety practices endorsed by UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation); and are certified in Via Ferrata guiding by UIAGM / IFMGA certified instructors.

They have undergone rigorous training with regular skills upgrading based on the UIAA-endorsed syllabus. They are also certified with First Responder Life Support (FRLS) and CPR skills. All Mountain Torq trainers communicate with our base at Pendant Hut, Kinabalu Park Rangers and Sabah Park headquarters via VHF radio at all times when they are on the Via Ferrata.

Safety practices developed and prescribed by UIAA (the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) for mountaineering sports are strictly adhered to. A continuous belay system is employed throughout the Via Ferrata route wherein climbers are always hooked up to a guideline, making any deviation from the route virtually impossible.