A selection of images taken during a short recce of this isolated and culturally significant mountain in Murung Raya, in preparation for a full bio-cultural survey of the area
Mt Kinabalu is a well studied and protected landmark in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Every year thousands of visitors climb the challenging tourist trail to the summit. However, the original route led by the first recorded person to summit the mountain, Sir Hugh Low, is very different.
We decided to try to trace the original route as a recce to determine if there was any contribution to wider conservation to be made by conducting a full scale expedition along it.
Bukit Batikap is onee o the highest (possiby the highest) peak in Bukit Batikap Protection Forest, in Murung Raya, Central Kalimantan. It is one of the most remote places it is possible to be on the island of Borneo, but it is an important source of non timber forest products for the peoples of the region.
As part of our participatory mapping project with a remote community, we followed a team of indigenous people to the summit, to map, to explore, and to consider the logistics of a possible research expedition to this area.