Last Monday (Deepavali), Jimbo joined a group of people up Gunung Datuk in Rembau, Negeri Sembilan.
There were 11 of us, the youngest being only 13 years old and the oldest being just one year shy of 50.
They started late, at almost 9 am, instead of the targeted 8 am.
Sigh….(next time Jimbo won’t wait anymore)
Here are the brief statistics:
1. Fastest time to the peak: 49 minutes (by the youngest in the group! Ah, the energy of the young!)
2. Fastest time back to base: 50 minutes (ditto!)
3. Slowest time to the peak: 1 hour and 50 minutes (by the oldest in the group) but it’s a very respectable time.
4. Slowest time back to base: 2 hours and 30 minutes (ditto; because of severe bilateral knee pain)
5. Jimbo’s time to the peak: 1 hour and 30 minutes
6. Jimbo’s time back to base: 1 hour and 8 minutes (had a bit of right knee pain)
7. Water drank by Jimbo: 1.5 litres (it was a hot day!)
8. Food eaten by Jimbo: 3 bananas, 2 sweets and 2 walnut buns
Jimbo didn’t take many photos along the way this time (one could only snap so many photos after so many climbs up the same mountain) but he did snap a few at the peak. Here are some of them:
The huge boulder just before the peak.
Rock upon rocks.
A crevice at the top.
The rock on top probably broke off from the one below a long time ago.
Another hole among the rocks.
The highest point.
That rock formation at 4 o’clock is a little obscene.
Brothers and fellow climbers. The one on the left (Samuel) was the youngest and fastest of the lot (He didn’t need to carry a back pack on the way up and that could explain his speed!)
Fellow climbers on the rock below before scaling the last part of the peak.
Vivian, IMU Pharmacy student, makes climbing up the rock on shaky ladders seems so easy.
The oldest and slowest but still made it in a very respectable time. He is one tough and determined fella.
Models on top! The flag was probably left behind by some patriotic climbers from a previous climb.
Coming down is a lot more scarier.
Especially when you are climbing down and not seeing where your next step will be.
Jimbo on top!
Sieh Jin and Chen May ~ all smiles after a successful ascend.
Where did I drop my contact lenses?
A little R&R before making the journey down the mountain.
All in all, it was a good climb, although Jimbo now finds it a little too easy.
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