PaddleAsia is constantly on the lookout for new and exciting adventures. We have initiated the first tropical mountaineering in Southern Thailand.
There are a many mountains in the south that are just waiting to be explored. Forget about frostbite and altitude sickness. With a bit of sweat, you can reach the summit of these tropical mountains. No rock climbing experience is necessary. All you need is to be reasonably fit and you’ll need a sense of adventure. To reach the tops of some of the mountains, you’ll need to be more fit.
This is a relatively new program for PaddleAsia. We have dreamed of offering trips to the tops of some of the mountains of Khao Sok National Park for quite some time. We recently had the pleasure of climbing our first tropical mountain. The approach was pretty easy. It is actually a hike we do sometimes. I knew that if we pressed on, we would eventually arrive at the base of a mountain I’ve been drooling over. So, with our handy Thai machete and a bag of brightly colored string to mark out route, we took off to points further up.
You will not need prior rock climbing experience for most of the routes we've found. Some climbs will require the use of basic rock climbing gear and ropes, but others will only require good footwear.
You can Climb a Mountain
Traditional mountain climbing involves a good bit of suffering and hardship. There is the ever present threat of frostbite and altitude sickness. Our programs will be reasonably comfortable and most assuredly a very memorable experience. We offer a variety of climbs and each has its difficulties. Take a look at our mountain climbing rating system to see how the mountains are rated. If you'd like to read more, take a look at our mountain climbing page.
Contact us to find out more about the possibilities of becoming one of the first to attain a tropical mountain in lovely Southern Thailand!
Here are some tropical mountaineering pictures to wet your appetite..
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