Mountain Torq Via Ferrata
|| Ranau, Kundasang Sabah, Malaysia
The name 'via ferrata' in Mountain Torq Via Ferrata originates from an Italian word, 'via attrezzata' which
translates to routes that are secured by handrails, ladders, cables or lifelines. Activities at Mountain Torq
are fully run by the Mountain Torq Sdn Bhd which is based in Sabah.
The Mountain Torq Via Ferrata was launched in middle of December 2007. It is a mountain trail which is made
up of iron rungs, plates, cables and rails that are wrapped around the North Face of Mount Kinabalu.
Mountain Torq Via Ferrata begins at the Mount Kinabalu Laban Rock Face which is approximately 3300 meters
and reaches to its highest point at 3800 meters.
Thrill seekers will be able to get their dose of adrenaline rush at the Via Ferrata as packages like
the Walk the Torq, The Low's Peak Circuit, The Preamble, The Balancing Act, The High Path and Conquer
the Torq are guaranteed to make your heart beat twice as fast. Other activities are also available
such as introduction to sports climbing (single pitch), introduction to sports climbing (multi pitch),
sports climbing level 1, sports climbing level 2, introduction to rappelling (abseiling), rappelling
level 1 and introduction to rope ascending.
There are only two choices of accommodation for visitors of Mountain Torq via Ferrata. One is the Pendant
Hut which is able to accommodate up to 30 people at a time and the Sayat-sayat which can only accommodate
10 people at a time. Both are dormitory-bunk bed types. Although the accommodation at Via Ferrata is limited,
it is the total opposite for accommodations in Sabah. Hotels in Sabah are so large in number that there
will be bound to be one that will suit everyone.
From Kota Kinabalu, the Mountain Torq via Ferrata is 88 kilometers away which is approximately an hour
and 30 minutes on the road. By bus, visitors can head to Kundasang or Ranau at the City Bus Terminal.