Your safety is our first and foremost  priority. We will not compromise on ensuring your safety under any circumstances.

The Briefing

Pendant Hut, Mountain Torq’s base camp is located around 6km from Timpohon Gate, the trailhead of the hike up Mt Kinabalu. It is a short walk away from Laban Rata’s restaurant.

During the briefing session, all participants (from a first time Via Ferrata climber to a veteran mountaineer), will be given a thorough briefing on what you will be expecting on your via ferrata climb and a hands on practice session which includes wearing and using the full via ferrata equipment. You will likely make a couple new friends at the same time!

After the briefing session and some paperwork, it will be time for your buffet dinner at the nearby restaurant. Do head to bed early as 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.


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.