Climbing Mt. Trusmadi can be done in 2 days but a more comfortable climb in 4 days is recommended to allow one to acclimatize to the higher altitude and to fully enjoy the rich biological diversity - the exotic rare plants, orchids, birds and many more, within the Trus Madi Forest Reserve.
To make your trip amazing and travel without hassle, here are the things you should know and prepares before starting your trip here.
The Sabah Forestry Department will not be held liable for any injury or mishaps during the climb. The trip to the Forest Reserve will be at the climber’s own risk.
PREPARING FOR THE TRIP
Check-list of required things when climbing Mount Trusmadi
- Suitable walking shoes, warm clothing, wind breaker, long sleeves shirts, change of clothes
- Woven gloves
- Extra socks, towel, gloves/hat or mask
GEAR & EQUIPMENTS
- Headlamp a MUST & extra batteries for headlamp
- Small lightweight hiking backpack to carry 2-4 bottles of water, energy bars, a set of dry clothes, etc
- Shrinkable hiking pole
- Black garbage bags
- Whistle (in case of emergency in bad weather and visibility)
FOOD AND DRINKS
- Snacks i.e. high energy food (energy bars, chocolates, nuts, jelly beans, raisins, glucose)
- Enough drinking water
- Enough food and drinks for the whole trip (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Binoculars, camera, water proof bag for camera
- Torchlight, tissue paper & toilet roll.
THE IMPORTANT THINGS
Check-list of important things that you need to know and obey
- All climbers must be fully guided either by forestry personnel or any approved and trained local guides
- Sabah Forestry Department only allows guides/porters who have been trained by SFD to bring tourists for any climb to Mt. Trus Madi
- Forest guide: A person (SFD approved) who guides the way up and down to Mt. Trus Madi by leading, directing or advising climbers.
- Porter: A person (SFD approved) employed to carry luggage and supplies of climbers to climb up and down Mt. Trusmadi
- It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting the climb. If individuals have a history of suffering from the following ailments, it is highly recommended that they should refrain from climbing: Hypertension, Diabetes, Palpitation, Arthritis, Heart Disease, severe Anemia, Peptic Ulcers, Epileptic Fits, Obesity (overweight), Chronic Asthma, Muscular Cramps, Hepatitis (Jaundice); or any other disease which may hamper the climber.
- All climbers are required to have a valid insurance coverage for the duration of the climb.
FIRST AID KITS
Climbers are responsible to bring own first aid kits are as follows:
- Headache relief tablets
- Altitude sickness tablets
- Plasters, crepe bandage, triangular bandage, safety pins, cotton buds, antiseptic or cream
- Insect repellent, mosquito oil, antiseptic cream
- Sun block, lip gloss, deep heat lotion
- Muscle relaxants
Basic requirements on vehicles to bring up passengers and camping equipments/ luggages to the Starting Point are as follows:
- Type of vehicles; Only 4W Drive/small and mid-sized SUVs/ mini vans are allowed
- All vehicles must register with the relevant DFO prior to any climb