Hey Yah!! I’m back to this challenge again with exciting adventure racing and intense trail running of 14km. Smell like team spirit? Yes, this partner-based adventure requires team spirit and unity of strength.
Genting Trailblazer 2009 @ Awana Genting Highlands
1 November 2009
This is my second year participation. And my first year: Trailblazer 2008. I managed to get 3 teams to join with me together this year. Total all of us are 8 peoples. We stay overnight at Awana before the real challenge begin. I can say that I’m better prepared. Thanks for 2 Eco-Challenge experience and Mount KK climbing. Here is the package that I was in.
Team: Mixed Team (Adventure)
Fees: Early bird (RM361) entitled with Room Package (Double Deluxe)
Dining Venue: Rajawali Restaurant (2 pax)
In a high spirit of mountain climbing this year, I made a decision to conquer Mount Kinabalu without much planning at least half year ahead. I took an easy way to jump into the decision a month before the actual climbing. There were only two of us since no one seems interested to join us due to cost of hiking hiked tremendously.
We were pretty confident to make it to the top, the only reason made us worry was the weather; low temperature and windy. Since we were new to this expedition, we took 4d3n, in which we used one day before for preparation and one day after for resting. Our two days climbing was all about endurance test on our knees and legs especially on the way skidding down the mountain.
At last, we made to our promised but the weather empowered us on our aim. A victory or not?
Mount Kinabalu 2009
We made our way to Kota Kinabalu Airport Terminal 2 via AirAsia. Traveled in the morning and reached by afternoon, then get picked up by tour company representative, who has arranged everything for us. A night at Zen Garden, Kinabalu Park, 5,000 feet above sea level is a little luxury in our way.
The mountain is located at 4,095 metre (13,435 feet) above sea level. We stayed at 5,000 feet above sea level with temperature around 16 degrees.
Gunung Datuk is a mountain with height of 880 meters (2900 feets) from sea level and is my first mountain hiking (approximately 3 hours – included rest) so far. My best achievement in doing what so call mountain and is located at Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.
Gunung Datuk @ Rembau
31 August 2009
It wasn’t plan early but a group of enthusiastic outdoor peoples suggested and agreed on the place few weeks earlier. I was dragged into leading my group even though everybody was first time here. I’m still enjoying being an organizer anyway.
How to get there?