Day 2 Kinabalu DAY 1 – SaturdayArrive at Kota Kinabalu international airport by midday. Kayak training and swim test (200m). Sundowners in the beach bar followed by staff introductions and overnight in a comfortable hotel near the city.
Day 2 Kinabalu DAY 2 – SundayBasic jungle training and practice in survival skills, general safety and briefings on the event and cultural issues. On the evening before the race starts, teams will prepare for an early departure the following morning, selecting their equipment and preparing their strategy for the challenge.
Day 3 Kinabalu DAY 3 – MondayThe race starts. Teams leave the jungle training camp on a 4km run along the side of a jungle river. There will be a couple of river crossings along the way. The run finishes at a school where you will rendezvous with a helicopter and then be flown into the jungle. Met by jungle experts and local guides, there is a short trek before you set up camp for the night, building your own shelters and preparing your own meals.
Day 4 Kinabalu DAY 4 – TuesdayEarly rise to pack up camp and trek out of the jungle (not a race) to the road to begin the first bike/run which is approx. 8.5km (two mountain bikes per team of four) down to the river where the support team will be waiting with your lunch followed by white water rafting race down the Kiulu river, a grade 2-3 descent back to the jungle camp.
Day 5 Kinabalu DAY 5 – WednesdayTeams will be up at first light to take part in their second 8.5km bike-run. In the afternoon teams will be given a two-man kayak for the kayak relay race, possibly the toughest part of the challenge. Teams will be met by minibus at the finish and taken to Mount Kinabalu base camp.
Day 6 Kinabalu DAY 6 – ThursdayTeams begin the ascent of Mount Kinabalu (4,100m), resting at nightfall at the Rest Camp, Laban Rata (three quarters of the way to the summit) where the race finishes.
Day 7 Kinabalu DAY 7 – FridayAt 2am we start for the final ascent to the summit for sunrise and the end of the Kinabalu Challenge. Descending the mountain, teams will be transferred to a luxury beach-side 5-star hotel for the awards ceremony and end of challenge party.
Day 8 Kinabalu DAY 8 – SaturdayReturn flight or for those who extend their stay a few days holiday, scuba diving, orang-utan visits or rest and relaxation in a 5 star resort.