My dearest memory of climbing Mount Kinabalu involved sitting on a rocky plateau a few metres below the Laban Rata rest house, watching the clouds gently catch fire as the sun dipped behind the mountainside.
We watched the sky turn into a milky gold as the clouds engulfed the trees and shrubs around us, and thought what pity it was that so few of us were awake to witness such a sight. If you’re planning to climb Mount K soon, do stay up a little longer to soak in the sunset. It will be worth your while, we promise.
Not sure which trail to take? We’d recommend the Mesilau trail for picturesque views of the forest and beyond.
Don’t forget to view our tips at the bottom of the post! Happy climbing!