Saturday, June 28, 2008

Bukit Tabur

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.

The dam after 20 minutes climb started to visible.

Ulu Klang Gate Dam visible from 1/4 of the trail after passing through a few stops.

One of my friend and I just arrived. My body was sweating all over and it was feeling good!

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.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ipoh, Tepeng & KK

On the last 31st May, i went to Ipoh for an officemates' wedding... It was jam on the way to ipoh but fortunately my buddy drove. I just be a gud co-pilot.. never slept, but the journey was fun with talks.. mostly office stuffs.

We went to Tambun Lost World.. I never been to any theme park for the last 10 years..

One of our friend lost his sanity... he he. Dont mad buddy..

We were all mad with ridings... & posing sakan!

These 2 kids was enjoying themselves... indeed!

After Lost World, with hunger.. we attacked a famous mee rebus restaurant in IPoh.

Even dare to make an appearance into a karaoke of an ipoh mali hang-out place. (the guy in red)

Ohh.. one unidentified still object.. he he. We sang until 3 a.m. Went back continue borak2 until 5 a.m.

The next day, we attended the Wedding of Fakhrul in Tepeng after woke up around 10 a.m. Selamat Pengantin Baru!

Some of the office mates were there did their one day trip all the way from KL.

Me, Zedan & Kerel

Kerol, Keri & Zafan

Stopped by the famous Tepeng Lake Garden.. very scenic :)

There were an indie band group doing there photography session..

An alma mater.. Proud of U!

Last but not least, we stopped by at this beautiful Masjid Ubudiah, Kuala Kangsar before heading to Ipoh and then back to KL. The jam was bad again & we arrived in KL around 1 a.m. after had dinner in Sg Buloh. There's already cakap2 to organise this kind of trip again.. monthly basis.. we'll see. I was thrilled & refreshed..