This is a close up view of the KM 6 to KM 7 section of the summit trail (Laban Rata to the Sayat Sayat) area of Mt. Kinabalu. A quake measuring 5.9 which hit the Ranau District on June 5, 2015 at 7.17 AM where 14 climbers and 4 mountain guides have perished. The summit trail is marked in red and the Via Ferrata route is marked in blue. The beaten trail with white markings on the rock face is currently closed for repair and Sabah Parks has suspended climbing activities. According to a statement by Sabah Parks, tremors must stop before actual damage can be assessed and a team will be dispatched to identify possible new climbing routes. The sections of mountain trail that were damaged are between KM 1.5 to KM 1.8, and KM 6.1 to KM 7. Damaged facilities were the rest house at Sayat Sayat, Panar Laban and Laban Rata.
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