Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain range in South East Asia. The highest peak is Low's Peak standing at 4095.2m asl. Other than this, it has another 16 peaks at various height scattered on its ridges or plateaux.
Mount Kinabalu has two ridges. The Eastern Ridge and Western Ridge. Almost all the tourists goes to the Western Ridge because that's where Low's Peak is. Other than Low's Peak, there are another 10 crags nestling here.
1. South Peak/Kinabalu South
2. Tunku Abdul Rahman Peak
3. Donkey Ears
4. Ugly Sister
5. St. Andrew
7. St. John
8. Oyayubi Oya
10. Dewali Pinnacles
Eastern Ridge takes some doing. To get there, about 10 metres before the Rockface before the rope, is a trail that leads to the right following the base of the rockface. The trail is pretty precarious and requiring more care compared to going to Western Ridge. There are aluminium ladders and ropes going up the almost vertical rockfaces leading to the Eastern Plateau. Here on the plateau, you could see and maybe scramble;
1. Phallus Peak
2. King Edward
3. King George
5. Echoing Rock
6. North Peak
You could see this view on the photo from Kinabalu Pine Resort, on the hillside facing the mountain, at Kundasang.
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mpb001 (4602) 2004-07-06 20:46
Super shot Rabani
It's nice to have the information that your provided too. I think that if I was going to display the photo, that I'd probably remove or (clone out) the wires at the lower left corner of the frame, but it's not really a big deal. Nice job!
willsmom (36) 2004-07-06 21:01
Thank you for the wonderful description, and beautiful picture! I'm afraid I have never gotten far out of Florida, but I love Trek Earth just for the reason of getting to see the rest of the world through other's eyes. I am sorry to see the signs of modern life creeping into every photo, it seems. But I guess we are all going to have to find ways to fit it into our pictures as it is part of us. I see the signs of beautiful Asian paintings in your photo-the peaks and the clouds the various shades of green, and the rocky sides to the mountain. Nice photo!
maphoto (8082) 2004-07-06 21:20
Very beautiful view of this mount and very nice shapes, we can feel the hight in you picture and great sensation with those soft clouds, excellent shot
ChrisJ (96522) 2004-07-07 3:17
Well lit & composed. The clouds are an added bonus. Does it ever snow on the peak?
Wilhelm Carstenz Mts in Irian Jaya are 5000 m, & are snow capped. Early explorers were ridiculed for reporting snow in the tropics.
Piotr (0) 2004-07-07 4:25
Beautiful mountains picture, good contrast, composition and colours, well done
Tim (469) 2004-07-07 17:50
Rabani, What a wonderful capture of the beauty of Mount Kinabalu. It reminds me much of a portion of the Cascade range here in Washington State near North Bend. Interesting note too. Keep up the good photography my friend! God's best, Tim
mhamilton (326) 2004-07-08 11:04
This is a beautiful view. I have spent several days looking at this image and I am captivated by the clouds that lay against the body of this spectaular mountain. I would try to eliminate the power lines(?) that run across the picture at the bottom left. The mountain is spectacular, and your description is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!!!
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-12-10
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/480 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-06 20:38
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