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About Via Ferrata

Mountain Torq's via ferrata enables climbers and non-climbers to experience the thrill of mountain climbing in complete safety, while taking in the spectacular mountain surroundings and summit views.

Located at Mount Kinabalu's Panar Laban rock face, Mountain Torq's via ferrata begins at 3,411 meters and ends at 3,776 meters; making it the world's highest via ferrata. It is an alternative route giving access to the top of Mount Kinabalu (4095m a.s.l.). The world's second highest via ferrata, at 3,343 meters, is found halfway across the globe in the Italian Dolomites on the Marmolada West ridge.

Mountain Torq's via ferrata is approximately 1.2 kilometers and traverses routes of varying difficulty. It thus caters to all levels of experience, from beginners to intermediate hikers and climbers. The more challenging and physically demanding routes, suited to those with above average fitness levels, will take climbers off-the-beaten track and includes negotiating a 22m foot bridge suspended at a breathtaking 3,600m a.s.l.

A via ferrata (or 'iron road' in Italian, plural via ferrate) is a mountain path consisting of a series of rungs, rails and cables embracing the rock face. It allows access to scenic sections of the mountains that are typically available only to rock climbers and mountaineers. The excitement, scenic beauty and personal conquest you'll experience on a via ferrata is guaranteed to give you an invigorating nostalgic experience for years to come.

Today, there are about 500 via ferrate in the world, predominately in Italy, Germany, France, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Spain and a few places in the United States and Canada. The world's highest via ferrata, Mountain Torq - which also happens to be Asia's first - can now be found on Mt Kinabalu in the east Malaysian state of Sabah.