Mountain Climb

Journey to Surabaya @ Mt.Bromo (Day 3)


Mt. Bromo, the main destination of the trip has finally arrived. It was easily recognized as it’s constantly belches white sulphurous smoke from its crater.

Journey to Surabaya @ Mt.Bromo – A Mystifying Volcano

Bromo is surrounded by Laut Pasir (Sea of Sand) of fine volcanic sand. The effect can be seen is widely covered by sand, compared to lush green valleys.

In early year 2011, volcanic ash was thrown up by eruptive activity caused volcanic material falling around the crater. This has created a very special situation in Mt. Bromo after the eruption.

Our visit has limited to the allowed distance (around 3km) from the crater for safety purpose.


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.


Gunung Datuk – A Training Ground


A year after my success in conquered legendary Gunung Datuk, I’m UP to the top mountain again! It’s different expectation after I’ve successfully completed few major tough mountains since a year.

Expedition to Gunung Datuk @ Rembau

17 November 2010

Many people around me talking about this mountain whereas it was well known as good training ground for Mt Kinabalu. Many hikers (beginner) would like to give a try here.

Facilities for car park was well built compare to last year. However, toilet & shower was still a big disappointment because water tap is not working for most and dirty. But it was FREE … what to do?

Tough is moderate, most likely can be reach the top within 2 hours plus.


Gunung Angsi via Bukit Putus


After completed few mountains in a row, I found that Gunung Angsi is one of the easiest mountain to trek. The reason why I say so is because the well-developed trail and good direction given along the route, made easy for everyone to hike, even for beginner.

23 Jan 2011 | Gunung Angsi (Mount Angsi)

Unlike many mountain which was crowded with human long queue in the jungle, this mountain offered much better nature disposition and peacefulness.

Located at Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan, the real entrance of Mount Angsi trekking is actually started from Ulu Bendol Recreational Park. However, I was brought via another entrance called Bukit Putus.

With height of 825 meter (2,702 feet), it took me about 3 hours to reach the peak. The peak offered a good view surrounding and can view few popular mountains from far.

Gunung Angsi, an easy mountain by information source, in fact a challenging place for trekkers who underestimate its toughness side.


Gunung GAP & Ulu Semangkok


A new expedition for mountain hiking came with a misty, windy and coolie at Gunung GAP & Ulu Semangkok at start of the year 2011. Two mountains conquered in one trail made my checklist go faster.

8 Jan 2011 | Gunung GAP & Ulu Semangkok

These mountains are located at Fraser Hill and required no longer than a day to complete it. This trip was organized by the famous hiker cum recce master for us to have chance to explore the serenity of the mountains at the same time testing our passion for hiking.

As a dedicated hiker of myself this year, I put a line of mountains list to be completed by year 2011. And gratefully, it was started with awesome highlands weather. Never in my hiking life, was the weather so cooling, misty and windy. Tiredness or exhausting was out of my sight for 6 hours hiking in total.


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