Friday, February 6, 2009

Gunung Datuk (884m), Rembau, Negri Sembilan, 11 January 2009

I was invited to present a paper in Sidang Warga Gunung on January 10-11 2009

Steep trail to the summit

Dr Najie and Ahmad Nadir

Climbing up the ladder to get to the top of the huge boulders

The group at the summit

I went to attend Sidang Warga Gunung, an event organised by Gunung Online internet forum on 10-11 January 2009 at the foothill of Gunung Datuk in Rembau, Negri Sembilan. After presenting a paper entitled " Ekspedisi Luar Negara : Impian atau Kenyataan", my fellow presenter Ahmad Nadir Askandar, Lt. Kol. Commander Kamal Arifin and 4 other participants took a bit of time away from the conference hall and climbed Mt Datuk.

It was my third time climbing Datuk and it had not changed one bit. It took roughly an hour to reach the summit. There were many people there and we had to practically queue to climb the huge boulders to be at the actual peak. It was windy and cloudy but it felt great looking out from the summit at the vast landscape below all the way into Malacca.

This is my first mountain summit for the year 2009.

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