Sabah Earthquake & Mount Kinabalu Updated Information

Thursday, June 11th, 2015 @ 12:20 News

Life will never be quite the same for Sabahans and those people who call Sabah their home. But with a strong spirit and joy for life everyone is moving forward day by day. We will never forget 5th June 2015 at 07:15 hrs when a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Sabah and devastated parts of Mount Kinabalu.

We will never forget those lives that have been lost. Fourteen climbers, two mountain guides and two Via Ferrata trainers.  Known to our team and many of our clients these committed men Valerian, Ricky, Robbi & Joseph may now rest in peace in the knowledge that they provided great adventures with lasting memories for so many people that will be always cherished.

To the mountain guides that have supported the rescue efforts we salute you and your bravery.

The latest update from Sabah Parks, confirms that mountain climbing activities will be cancelled for at least three weeks. Operations at Kinabalu Park & Poring Hot Springs re-opened on 7th June, however the Kinabalu Natural History Gallery, Canopy Walkway, Butterfly Farm, Kipungit Waterfall, Langanan Waterfall & Mesilau Nature Resort will be closed to visitors until further notice.  All other activities are operating as usual. We do not expect Via Ferrata Activities to re-open for many weeks.  We would like to again thank our clients who have been so understanding during this time. Especially those whose climbs have been cancelled, your understanding is very much appreciated.

Tomorrow (12th June – one week on) at Kinabalu Park HQ 1000hrs there will be a Remembrance Ceremony. Anyone is welcome to join to celebrate the lives of those lost, pay condolences to families, friends and show solidarity in fellowship.

The Sabah Tourism Advisory have provided an official update which can be found here: http://www.sabahtourism.com/business/events/why-sabah

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