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Mount Kinabalu

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Mount Kinabalu
Gunung Kinabalu

Mt. Kinabalu

Elevation 4,095 metres (13,435 ft)

Location Sabah, Borneo

Range Crocker Range

Prominence 4,095 m (13,435 ft) Ranked 20th

06°05′N 116°33′E / 6.083,

Coordinates 116.55Coordinates:
06°05′N 116°33′E / 6.083,

1858 by H. Low and S. St.

First ascent

Location of Mount Kinabalu

Large lower pitcher of Nepenthes rajah

Mount Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu) is a prominent mountain in Southeast

Asia. It is located in Kinabalu National Park (a World Heritage Site) in the east
Malaysian state of Sabah, which is on the island of Borneo in the tropics.

In 1997, a re-survey using satellite technology established its summit (known as

Low’s Peak) height at 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) above sea level, which is some
6 metres (20 ft) less than the previously thought and hitherto published figure of
4,101 metres (13,455 ft).[1] The mountain is the fourth tallest in Southeast Asia
behind Hkakabo Razi of Myanmar (5881 m), Puncak Jaya (4884 m) and Puncak
Trikora (4750 m) of Papua, Indonesia,[1] and is therefore also the tallest in Malaysia
and on the island of Borneo, which Malaysia shares with Indonesia and Brunei.

The mountain and its surroundings feature a huge variety of flora, and is one of the
world’s most important [citation needed] biological sites.

The main peak of the mountain (Low's Peak) can be relatively easily climbed by a
person with a good physical condition, and requires no mountaineering equipment.
Other peaks along the massif, however, require rock climbing skills.