Bukit Kutu Revisited
WITH a better preparation this round, I’ve attempted on Bukit Kutu again. Approximate 3 hours taken for this challenge. I participated in a huge group and together we all followed each other to make sure everyone make it to the top. I wouldn’t want to fail this time.
20 Feb 2011 | Bukit Kutu Revisited
The toughness of Bukit Kutu is still hold me back. With a height of mountain but called as hill, this hike provided me a great determination to complete it. With such motivation, I made it to the top, this round up to the real peak, that’s the big boulder (can’t hold more than 5 pax at one time).
Subsequently there is an abandon and ancient mansion behind this peak. Although nothing fancy, but without this visit, I don’t call this as completeness in my list.
Early in the morning, we all gathered at one particular place for breakfast near Kubu Bahru. After taken a light breakfast, we all departed to the entrance of Kutu Hill (via Kampung Pertak). Everyone get ready for the hike after crossing this first bridge and gathered at second bridge.
Four wheel vehicle can passed by this bridge by crossing via trodden track.
First bridge … mark the entrance
Around 30 hikers … majority are amateur hikers
Crossing second bridge … collapsed bridge
Long hour trek … still finding our way
Group picture … checkpoint called C5
When I saw C5, I know I have completed at least half of it. A double check on my condition towards some inner pain or stamina was good. All people seem feeling relieved at this checkpoint. Being told, another hour to go has nearly surprising them.
First timer … struggle to the top and further up
Proud of C5 checkpoint … Mag & me
Long way to go … must strive the passion
Although we were not the first batch to reach here, as I’ve seen some burning spot there. Means there is a group before us, camping for night, has just left the base.
Chimney … stand still even the rest has gone
Photography with remaining chimney … Prema
A further up to real peak, mark by a huge boulder which only can accommodate 5 ppl at maximum. A great 360 degree of view can be seen from the top. Believe me, this top view is not for those fear of height. No support or whatever for you to stand there. It’s all about your leg stability and strong mind to overcome fear of height.
Short distance to walk up … through this imaginary staircase
A small place for rest while waiting … we were taking turn to go up
They’d conquered this peak … congrats to them
One way up and down … can’t wait for the real peak
Amazing view … not for those weak-hearted
At the other end, there was a hidden mansion. The surrounding is covered by plants and trees, making our way quite difficult. We only circled outside the mansion and took our pictures.
Found it finally … old abandoned mansion
Huge plant … can’t believe it can grew in such size
Since peak can’t put all of us … group picture @ mansion
I’ve enjoyed very much this round without any bad signed that stop me from continue on. Bukit Kutu, no doubt is a tough place to hike with one or two confusing trek. One has to prepare with mind and soul before attempting this hike.
With the burning fire in my body for hiking, I shall continue to hike as much as possible mountain before I call it off (cooling period). Next year plan might slightly different, uncertainty has consumed me from physical activity.
That’s my career commitment.