The Pinnacles trail between Camp 5 and the Pinnacles viewpoint at 1200m altitude is just 2.4km long, but very steep and tough. The terrain is very difficult and consists mostly of tree roots and sharp rocks. The trail proceeds in certain spots almost vertically. In the upper part metal ladders are used to cover certain sections. When it rains the trail gets very slippery. An additional problem is the tropical heat, which makes it necessary to start the trail very early in the morning.

01 Steep forest path 02 Steep forest path 03 Steep forest path 04 Climbers taking a rest 05 First metal ladder 06 First metal ladder
07 First metal ladder 08 Nepentes pitcher plant 09 Forest trail with tree roots and sharp rocks 10 Forest trail with tree roots and sharp rocks 11 Forest trail with tree roots and sharp rocks
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