Mount Kinabalu on Borneo's Crocker Range is the 20th highest peak in the world. Soaring 4096 metres (13,438 ft) above sea level, this mountain is not for the faint of heart.From just 1120 ringgit ($360AUD) you can take on the two-day, 8.5km track (including accommodation). Or, if you are particularly adventurous, you can enter the yearly Mount Kinabalu Climbathon held every October. But beware: this is only an option for elite runners with proven experience and involves competitors attempting to scale the mountain and return in less than 3 hours.
There are tours along the vast Kinabatangan River that will allow you plenty of time to see the local fauna, like Proboscis Monkeys and Pygmy Elephants.But if speed is more your game, you can take on the rapids in the Padas River in the southwestern part of Kota Kinabalu.This muddy 200km trek takes in seven rapids, from the benign sounding Scooby Doo Rapid to the more intense Head Hunter and Cobra Rapids. At less than $80AU, it won’t break the bank either.
With Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth (BASE) jumping outlawed in Australia, you have to explore other corners of the world to taste the thrill.
In Malaysia, seasoned jumpers can take on the iconic Kuala Lumpur Tower in the KL Tower International BASE Jump competition, which attracts the best of the best.But be warned: you will need at least 120 previous jumps under your belt and 20 in the last 12 months to be allowed to attempt this leap. As one of the most dangerous extreme sports in the world, there is good reason for its strict regulation but BASE jumping makes for spectacular viewing for the crowd below.
The first ever season of American Survivor was shot on the Malaysian island of Tiga. And you can test yourself to the limit as well, without the cameras and drama.Real life tests of your endurance are on offer on the remote islands of Malaysia, where you can emulate the experience of being lost in the jungle.
You will make your own water bottles from bamboo, identify medicinal leaves, create your own ropes, learn which vines contain life-saving liquid, start fires, ration food and learn to track weather and time without any electronic equipment.Up for the thrills and adrenaline challenges waiting for you in Malaysia? Find the best deal and book your next getaway with AirAsia.