Trusmadi, measuring at
2,462m, is Malaysia’s second highest
mountain after Gunung Kinabalu but is said
to offer a much more challenging climb.
Its richly forested slopes, inhabited by a
myriad species of birds and animals, are a
Mount, at 2,462m or 8,669ft, is
Malaysia’s second highest mountain after
Gunung Kinabalu (4,101m or 13.433ft) but
is much tougher to climb. It lies between
the districts of Tambunan to the north and
Keningau to the south (in the state of
Sabah in Borneo).
Mount Kinabalu which is visited by
thousands of people every year, Mount
Trusmadi – situated some 70km southeast
of Kota Kinabalu – is not a tourist
mountain and is rarely visited. Until
recently, only one or two expeditions
climb the mountain each year.
slopes of the mountain, which are covered
with rich vegetation houses many
species of birds, animals and plants,
making it a trekker's haven.
summit (of Mount Trusmadi)
is reputed to have the best dawn view of Mount
which lies over 40km to the north. A
unique pitcher plant, Nepenthes x
trusmadiensis (a natural hybrid between
Nepenthes lowii and Nepenthes edwardsiana)
is found here and nowhere else.