Mountain climbing is a great way to escape the rat race and be one with nature. Joseph Prem made the first attempt to climb the mountain in 1927 by the northwest ridge but stopped short at 6200 m. After trying a few more, Prem along with Wilfrid Kuehm peaked in August 1939 by southeast ridge is more difficult. The Merry-Go-Round at Bear Mountain State Park features hand painted scenes of the park an 42 hand carved seats of native animals including black bear, wild turkey, deer, raccoon, skunk, Canada goose, fox, swan, bobcat, rabbit and more.
Since Borneo Kinabalu Mountain is the gateway to many natural wonders of Sabah, one can easily find the mode of transportation such as taxi or a bus from there to visit the park headquarters. Panchard’s bike that year was a 25 pound fully rigid with v-brakes that he climbed like the wind.
You can also open a weather map from any mountain peak page – it will show you that particular summit position and other major mountains in the area. All it takes is for one to spend time learning about the characteristics of the deposits in the area, the regional geology and then doing some prospecting.
Join the Mountain Training Association and be part of a community of like-minded people on our schemes. But it (and nearby mines) ran out of ore some time ago, and the town started to turn into a ghost town until someone decided to drill a little deeper …