Category: MB - Via Ferrata

An avid climber or a novice? Climb with us! Mountain Torq's Via Ferrata is designed for anyone who can scale Mount Kinabalu and who wants to take the experience to even greater heights.
Experience the thrills and spills of mountaineering in a safe and controlled environment. With a proper system of routes, devices and an experienced trainer guiding you, Via Ferrata climbing allows anyone to experience the exciting challenge of this sport under the safest conditions.
The Via Ferrata is a protected mountain pathway made out of a series of rungs, cables and bridges. This Via Ferrata is designed to allow you safe access to sections of the mountain that are inaccessible to hikers who are on only the normal summit trail. Via Ferrata climbing is one of the safest mountaineering sports with a 150-year history.
The name Via Ferrata or Via Ferrate (plural) originates from the Italian word "Via Attrezzeata" (fully equipped road), which means routes that are secure by handrails, ladders, cables or lifelines.
Launch in mid-December 2007, The Mountain Torq's Via Ferrata is a mountain trail made up of iron rungs, palettes (footholds), cables and rails that are wrapped around the North face of Mount Kinabalu. It has sealed its place in record and history books as the highest via ferrata in the world and the first real via ferrata in Malaysia possibly the whole of South East Asia.

Starting originally with 3 routes; Walk The Torq, The Low's Peak Circuit and The Preamble, Mountain Torq has now discontinued The Preamble route which is in essence an ascent of the Low's Peak Circuit route. Therefore, there are now only 2 routes available with variations in length of stay.


Pendant Hut at 3,270m a.s.l is Mountain Torq's exclusive accommodation with a capacity of 33 people at one time. Dormitory bunk beds in non-heated rooms. Common bathroom with heaters which can produce at best lukewarm water due to the cold water.

For more information about Via Ferrata, please select the menu section on the left side.


The reservation for Mount Kinabalu Climb & Via Ferrata Packages 2024 is now available and open for booking! Please submit your inquiry online here or email us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to check the availability and get more information regarding the Via Ferrata packages.

Download Itinerary:

MBT16(A) - 2D1N Mt Kinabalu Climb & Via Ferrata - Walk The Torq [WTT]

MBT17(A) - 2D1N Mt Kinabalu Climb & Via Ferrata - Low's Peak Circuit [LPC] 

MBT18(A) - 3D2N Mt Kinabalu Climb & Via Ferrata




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