Gunung Nuang – A Recursive Challenge at Selangor Highest Mountain
A recursive challenge requires an applied timing for each check point, mainly at Lolo, Pacat & Pengasih to the way to top. As result, an equal successful should be guaranteed.
5 Mar 2011 | Gunung Nuang – A Recursive Challenge
A group of 17 of us would want to try for a baffling challenge of highest mountain in Selangor. Started as early as 6.15am and completed at 8.15pm for the last person, all completed within 12-14 hours time.
A total of 14 ppl made to the top and made their way down in the heavy rain, doubling the effort of toughness required. This is total nightmare with flooding and slipping all the way down.
I’m leading this time after a success attempt last year. I hope to share the passion for this mountain hiking, dubbed as toughest among few mountain, making equivalent to best Mount KK’s training base.
To give a good start and good time management, we all gathered at Nuang’s entrance at 5.30am. But due to large group, we all manage to start at 6.15am sharp.
A few in my group was first timer, but they’re aware of the difficulty. We walked in the dark at such hour. We counted and made time estimation based on each Hut we passed by.
Consider a good experience as we all equipped with torchlight and totally unaware of such Never Ending Road effect. Sky was getting bright at 7am. By the time we saw the last Hut, we know the end of this long road.
Last hut … end of Never Ending Road
A group picture … before the challenge begun
Closed up picture … with myself inside
Remarkable start … first river crossing
Upon crossing … Kem Lolo sign is leading us
Dam checkpoint … crossing river again
Great river landscape … wallpaper, puzzle .. anyone?
Crossing all the way … few rivers ahead
Volunteer helping hands … from two gentlemen
Well prepared Mages … in second time attempt
Last river … reached camp site at opposite
Spotted a sign of Kem Pacat … in correct direction
Convenient sign … ensure correct path for trekkers
Kem Pacat checkpoint … good place for camping but no water source
From Kem Pacat to Kem Pengasih … continue with tougher trek
Kem Pengasih … gives a short rest
High altitude … mossy & muddy surrounding
Brothers conquered peak together … Dansan, me & Danny
Spent an hour at peak … time to descend to base
We expect descending much easier, but that day, the weather turns out so bad. It was raining heavily and the trek has become so slippery. It’s doubling our effort.
For each step I took, I fell down. It was so tough and through this kind of obstacles, one can become stronger in next hike. Don’t give up, yeah!
At 6.00pm, I reached Camp Lolo. When I reached car park, the sky has turned dark. The challenge ended with so much satisfaction.
Till now Gunung Nuang, I shall be back with another route (Janda Baik) soon. Cheers.