星期二, 11月 08, 2005

6th Annual Mountaineering Trip – Gunung Batu Putih (03-05/11/2005)

The Team (from left to right)
Chee Chung (CC)
Wan Lin (老虎)
Chong Wah (CW)
Captain Kam Meng (KM)
Ah Leong
Me (holding camera :P)

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Introduction to Gunung Batu Putih 白岩峰简介
8th highest in Peninsular Malaysia 大马半岛第八高峰
Height 高度:2131m (6993’)
Location 地点:Kuala Woh, Tapah, Perak.
Difficulty 难度:Level 3
Highlight 经典:Campsite at the cave
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Summary:

Gunung Batu Putih, here we go!
6 of us at the quest, Kam Meng, Wan Lin, Ah Leong, Chong Wah, Chee Chung and Chui Miew which led by Kam Meng.

Day 1 – 03/11/2005
The starting point was at the end of an Orang Asli village which is located beside a water dam. We started to move our steps to the jungle at 10.15am the river (Sungai Woh) was at our right hand side, after 40 min hiking, we crossed two rivers right before the joining point of the two rivers. We arrived at the last water point at about 1pm.

We took about 4 hours to reach to the first campsite, the cave. The path was tiring and full of leeches and mosquitoes. We met another team with size of 10 from Tapah at the campsite, they told us that there was another path to the cave.

Rain heavily since 2pm, never stop until the next morning. The nearest water source was about 5min hike from the cave, it neither a river nor a stream, but a hole with water flows. We slept on the rock side by side with our sleeping bag. Beside KM and WL, the rest of the sleeping bags were wet due to the heavy rain and only with one layer of plastic bag as cover.

Day 2 – 04/11/2005
2nd day, we heading to the peak of Mount Batu Putih at about 10.30am, then we arrived at the peak successfully after 3 hours plus of climbing. The path to the peak was formed by roots and branches of trees. The environment was wet and reachable by sunlight as we can see variety of fungus on the tree branches.

There was a spacious flat ground at the peak with a tower marking The Peak of Gunung Batu Putih. We were there at 2131m above the sea level. We descended the mountain at about 2pm and back to our campsite by 5pm.

Same dinner dishes as last night except the canned fish. At night, it was the massage time for all. We went into the dream with insects’ singing voice and of cause, slept with sand flies.

Day 3 – 05/11/2005
The descending path became harder when the way was slippery and some trees fell and blocked the path after the heavy rain at the first day. We went into the wrong path of fallen bamboo. Luckily the river level wasn’t too deep, we crossed the river successfully and returned to the village after 5 hours climb.

After taking quick bath at Sungai Woh, it was already 5pm. We left the mountain, the village, and the children, but definitely not the memory, the scars, and the sand fly bites.

Note:
The 6th Annual Mountaineering Trip seemed to be having too many obstacles.

Plan A
Initially, our famous mountain climbing organizer, Kam Meng planned for a 6D5N trip at G. Gerah (The 11th highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia). However the response wasn’t that tremendous which might cause the teammates to bear a very high cost for the 4WD rental, so Kam Meng decided to changed plan.

Plan B
Here is the Plan B, 4D3N at Gunung Chamah (The 5th highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia) via Gua Musang. Gunung Chamah was the destination of 5th Annual Mountaineering Trip in 2004, due to few of the teammates didn’t manage to reach to the peak, Kam Meng and guys were so eager to visit Chamah again. Unfortunately, Plan B wasn’t work at the end due to the 4WD arrangement problem occurred. We had no choice to drop Chamah with tears.

Plan C
Finally, we met and discussed for the Plan C at Kam Meng’s house in Jeram the 9 hours before departure for the climb. We had options of 4D3N at Gunung Pas (the peak next to Gunung Irau) or 3D2N at Gunung Batu Putih (8th highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia). We chosen Gunung Batu Putih located at Kuala Koh, where this was the 2nd attempt for CC and WL but the 6th attempt for Kam Meng (wow!).

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More details coming soon... stay tuned!

4 則留言:

Wan Lin 提到...

竹林的燈火 島國的沙漠
七色的國度 不斷飄逸風中
有一種神秘 灰色的漩渦
將我捲入了迷霧中

看不清的雙手
一朵花傳來誰經過的溫柔

穿越千年的傷痛 只為求一個結果
你留下的輪廓 指引我
黑夜中不寂寞

穿越千年的哀愁 是你在盡頭等我
最美麗的感動 會值得
用一生守候

blueameba 提到...

wah sai...

Wan Lin, i din know you hav such a beautiful writing skill!

Tey 提到...

Wan Lin:

Wah...salute u all....can cari makan in newspaper line liao !!

Tey

Boon Keat 提到...

Wan Lin 大诗人雅鉴,

在下震惊之余又不能置信。 阁下的文采风流的确令在下佩服得五体投地。 好诗! 好诗!

文杰敬上。