Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gunung Datuk - 261111

To be honest, I don’t really know the difference between a GUNUNG, and a BUKIT. I think it’s the same… or maybe one is taller/higher/bigger than the other.

Anyway, our conquest this time round is Datuk G.


We met up at Seremban R&R around 8pm had breakfast and did some last minute shopping of cup noodles and Red Bull for me; needed a pick me up badly with my flu… :|


Before the trip, I found some directions from the internet to exit at Pedas/Linggi, but since we had Hairwan aka Master G, he knows all the Gs very well. So he led the way and we exited at Aloh Gajah and before you know it, we could see Gunung Datuk signages around.


And the moment I saw us exiting at Alor Gajah, the thought of Chicken Rice Ball and cendol after the hike came pouring in. Which we did later on... But seriously… the drive from Alor Gajah to Malacca town was TERUK TERUK!!! MALACCA!!! YOU HAVE WAY TOO BANYAK TRAFFIC LIGHTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anyway, going back to Datuk G, we arrived at around 9:30am (I think) and got ourselves ready in no time. Paid the RM5 cover charge with no free drinks, and put down our names and IC, don’t know for what… If they want to keep track of the visitors, at least ask for our contact number. What if we got lost?? Or gone home!? At least they can call ma… ask for IC for what?! Have a look at the chart below, it will give you an idea of the difficulty of the hike. The first half an hour was straight up no nonsense steep climb. After that, it was pretty ok.


My kasut of the day is of course, Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2. If you have read my fishing blog, you will know that I believe in specialisation. I also believe that ‘ikan tak de tak apa, GAYA mesti ada’. Erm… I also believe that if you don’t wanna do, don’t do. If wanna do, do it properfuckingly.


And when it comes to mother nature, DON’T F*#K with HER!!!


And this is why…

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Like seriously… get the point?! It’s either you go Adidas Kampung, which has proven track records, and also worn by Master G and Dave, and they go up and down Gunungs like mountain goats, or you go with decent hiking shoes!! And as I was hiking up Datuk G, I couldn’t help but noticed along the way, carcases of soles were everywhere!!! And not to mention those still hanging on ones you see above…. :| Please… respect MOTHER NATURE!!! I even saw this dude with slippers… I’m gonna shut up cos this will take a while…


Nature at its best…


I seriously think Gargamel is around here somewhere…



After 2 hours of hike, we finally reached the summit, which was a small piece of clearing.


From the clearing, we then climb up some big ass rocks and up to the ‘real’ summit of Datuk G.


Notice how frozen stiff I look? What can I say beside ‘OMG!!!! I’m SCARED!!!!!’, in my heart of course. I’m afraid of heights. And I’m going for Mt Kinabalu via FERATTA!!! Paid already… :|


After some cam whoring at the summit, we went back to the clearing for our Maggi mees and just when we finished, the wind turn cold. Within seconds after we packed everything, it was pouring cats and dogs. The descent took us an hour and it was wet wet wet.




And just like any 4x4, if they look too clean, it’s just wrong. It’s like bolognaise with no red color… :|




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