Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Gunong Ledang here we come...
I can't sleep so I shall post.
Next March we, and some 30 plus others, are going to tackle Mount Ophir, also known as Gunong Ledang. This is off the sleepy town of Tangkak, some 2 hrs up the North South Highway of Malaysia. Think the peak is 5000 ft. Takes a fit adult about 5-6 hrs. Since none of us are fit, it might take the whole day. Some parts of the climb require using all fours to heave oneself up vertical inclines. This is all very exciting. The plan is to spend one night up there camping near the summit. Tim is nagging me to whip the boys into shape. There are a few waterfalls enroute to the summit. Sounds lovely but what I'm really thinking is.....there'll be leeches lurking in the water.
Many moons ago when I was in Sec 2, I had the privelege of tackling Mount Kinabalu. That's like the highest peak in SE Asia - something like 14,000 ft. Of course, ignorance is bliss and I had no idea what I was getting into. My dad was the BB President then and merrily asked if I wanted to tag along. Sure, why not?
My friend Tina and I were the only girls in a platoon of BB boys & men. We were as slow as snails. I really didn't want to walk anymore...but all these boys (on their way down while we were still struggling to go up) kept telling me that my dad was sitting up on the peak waiting for me!
All the way up I kept thinking to myself - this is really dangerous, it's so easy to fall off and die or get lost, how can my dad bring me up this mountain and not tell me it's so dangerous, i can't believe dad got up there so fast when he never exercises, why can't somebody just carry me up, wow we are really high up......
Well, I made it up and down and so glad I had the chance.
Looking forward to torturing my boys next March. Huh huh huh...

5 comments:

auntymich said...

wow tt's impressive, never climbed anything higher than bt timah hill on my own feet :)

Chris said...

Wah! So fun! Can I come along? Hee..

mingying said...

hey chris. how about you carry me up? hiak hiak.

Pat said...

Sadist...

pong said...

evil