I haven't been to any climbing quite sometime, but last weekend after going through my monthly hated client's board meeting presentation.. i gave a go to a friend's invitation. I was quite sceptical about the climbing after hearing past incidents, the multi-obstacles etc from my office mate who had been there before. But who cares.. i think i need to do it as a preparation for my big climbing.. so i did.
There were a few of us with my friend, a.k.a. the guy who did it 38 times plus kinabalu etc lead the team. We met at a Taman Melawati petrol station around 8.30 am saturday (usually i never wake up yet :)) and convoyed to the Klang Gate Dam entrance. We parked our cars, did some stretching, double checked our water bottles, snacks etc and started our climbing.
The beginning of the trail was challenging enough to put my breath short and fast until reaching the first tier within 10 minutes. It was 75 degree earth slope climbing, went through trees and bushes. My friend told us that there was once, one of his friend passed out at the first tier because not fit enough.
We reached down hill around 1.30pm after went through a mix adventure of trekking, rock climbing, abseiling, crawling etc of slopes ranging from 45 - 90 degree with gratefulness, satisfaction and proud. The last trek was descending through a fruit orchard and a rubber estate before entering the compound of a low rise apartment facing the hill.
To me, the main tip is to be extra careful as people tend to misjudge the nature. Some unfortunate miscalculation proved fatal for some cases especially when people slipped and fell from several storeys high rock cliff, which i recently knew happened to my good friend's uncle 6 years ago at the same place.
Nevertheless, it never discourage me from exploring the nature as the best lesson is always from the mother nature itself. My adventure and passion will definitely continue.
Pain and Gain
1 month ago