RANAU, June 27 -- Sabah Parks today offered media practitioners in the state the opportunity to scale the summit of the Mount Kinabalu while practising the new normal by complying with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set.
A total of 10 media practitioners in Sabah including journalists from the Malaysian National News Agency (Bernama), RTM, TV3 and Astro Awani participated in the two-day summit which will end tomorrow.
The activity aims at providing information and exposure to new normal practices that other climbers need to adhere to, for their future climb.
Prior to the climb, each participant must undergo body temperature check before entering the Kinabalu Park.
Members of the media were then briefed on the climbing SOPs before being allowed to enter Timpohon, the main gate to the summit of Kinabalu, before they started their ascent at 9.30 am and expected to arrive at Panalaban’s residence at 3 pm.
The climb to the summit of Mount Kinabalu from Panalaban, at 3,272 meters above sea level, will resume the next day at 2.15 am before the participants heading back to Timpohon.
Mount Kinabalu’s climbing activity was reopened on May 16 after being closed following the Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18 with only 100 climbers will be allowed at any one time.
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