Monday, September 8, 2008

Fresh & light - Sg Perdik Waterfall trip (30/08/08)


This trip was on Merdeka Eve. We call our trip as Merdeka Hike. It takes me a few days before I pen down in this blog. It is much easier for my leg to move anywhere rather than my little finger doing the job of editing as I consider myself have a very active leg. Thank you to all who participate and contributes to LMAG Sg Perdik Waterfall trips.

Early morning of the Merdeka eve we gather at Lafuma Bangsar Boutique for car pooling towards Hulu Langat. Two cars left from Bangsar while we meet another one car at Pekan Bt 18 Hulu Langat.

Around 9 am our cars entered Hutan Lipur Hulu Perdik area. We are the only visitor here. We are trekking in one group. Trekking along the Hulu Perdik valley and crossing the river stream three times. Continued our trail to hike just a few minutes before we reach the waterfall (cascades).

The waterfall has several places where we can have a nice shower. We spent about half an hour enjoying ourselves here. Some of us have a refreshing shower. The trip was short, light and the most important was enjoyable. Meet us in next outing trip.

A member of our participant, Brother Ng YH has posted some of the pictures in his weblog here for sharing.

For more photos, please click here .

~ apip embi ~

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Challenging Hill Hike!

Participant before start trekking

Pine Tree Hill - Twin Peak (16/08/08)

Since March 2008 once a month we run a mountain hiking activities. Started with G. Nuang followed by G. Hitam, G. Datuk and G. Gap. On August our challenge is to hike two peaks in a day where we have identified Pine Tree Hill – Twin Peak located at Fraser Hill District. ’Hill’ is something we kind of downgrade our challenge since we have been to mountains for the past months. However this is not a normal hill. Why! Read our full blog.

Pine Tree Hill just 4777 feet above the sea level. The Pine Tree Hill trail starts from the top of Fraser Hill which both hill altitude range is quite similar. The challenge is to cross 6KM from the starting point to Pine Tree Peak and another half an hour to Twin Peak which is at the distance of not more than 1KM.

The journey started from our Lafuma Bangsar outlet after most of us having our breakfast. We set to gather at Fraser Hill Gate before drove up together to Fraser Hill. On 11:35AM, we arrived at Fraser Hill and lodged Police Report on our activity as part of the safety measure before heading to the jungle.

10 minutes before 12 o'clock we start our trekking. Initially the track was flat for the first 15 minutes. After that the trail was downward slope, follow by up, flat, down, flat and up and up. We were trekking deep into the jungle. At certain points, we found border stone (Selangor – Pahang) along the trail which means we are at the state border line.

Half an hour before we reach the Pine Tree summit, we break at the shelter nearby which was also the last water point. We take a few minutes of rest while waiting for other friends which is still not with us. The weather looks like going to rain soon. Sharp 1:30 pm we continued our challenge.

The last challenge is to reach Pine Tree Summit which takes us to 90 degree vertical wall hike. The existing old rope was there to help us climb up the steep slope. Last person reached the summit on 2:30pm. We heard news from our sweeper; Bro Wong give up on the hike and just stops till last water point shelter while Bro Oon accompanied him. It’s a good try since both of them have at least hiked for 5KM one way.

On top of the Pine Tree Hill, we take our lunch. The dark cloud is fast approaching us and looks like going to rain anytime. We moved faster. Rushing to take group photos and prepare to move forward. We started another challenge to reach for Twin Peak. Some of us decided not to join and plan to head back as they have another agenda on early evening that day while remaining nine (9) of us proceed to trek to Twin Peak. After 5 minutes trekking finally the expected rain comes.

Another 5 minutes later, 2 of our members decided to call it a day for Twin Peak and head back down. Sharp half an hour from Pine Tree Summit we have reached Twin Peak. It was still raining and luckily our sweeper, Muzammil brought along underwater camera which we managed to have our group photos. All of the hikers showed satisfaction and achievement while smiling along with the photo shoot and I’m proud with them. Again, we rush going down and back to civilization.

On 6:30pm we finished our jungle trail. Trip Success!!!.

~apip embi~

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Hiking & Backpacking Trip to Mount Fansipan, Indochina


LMAG trips for September 2008

In September, Lafuma will be visiting area within the KL city vicinity. It is our neighbourhood at Kota Damansara and Batu Caves. Instead of visiting waterfalls, we have planned to bring you to experience caving. These will be the hiking and caving location that we will set our foot at in September:

Kota Damansara Green Forest Hike,
Kota Damansara, PJ

Date : 14 September 2008 (Sunday)
Time : 7.30am - 11.00 am
Highlights : Jungle Trekking
Difficulty : Easy
Meet Up Point : Lafuma Bangsar OR SMK Seksyen 10 Kota Damansara
Fees : RM FOC (for LMAG members)
RM2 (for non LMAG members)
Transportation : Car-pooling
Things to bring : Daypack, trekking attire, rain jacket, poncho, trekking shoes, water, snacks.

Organiser : YellowStone Sdn Bhd (Lafuma Malaysia)

Please register at our shop or sent us your registration via email to lafumalaysia@gmail.com or customercare@lafuma.com.my

*** Registration close on 11 September 2008.

Agenda :
07:30 Meeting at Lafuma Bangsar (for those who opt to meet at this point)
07:50 Gather at Kota Damansara Green Forest entrance (opposite SMK Seksyen 10, KD)
08:00 Briefing & registration & Ice-breaking session
08:15 Basic tent demo session
08:45 Start trekking
10:00 Finish and arrive at the trekking starting point
10:30 Rest & relax & dismiss

* Schedule can be change depend on situation by the organiser.


Caving at Batu Caves
Batu Caves, Selangor

Date : September 2008 (confirmed date to be informed soon)
Caving details : To be informed soon (Watch out for the new blog posting soon)

Lafuma Sept 2008 Promo

This Sept 2008 promo for all Lafuma (LMAG) member, we have 15% discounts specially for the items below.

Check Stretch Shirt - Normal price : RM229.00 Discounted price : RM194.65
LD Mind V-Neck T-shirt - Normal price : RM169.00 Discounted price : RM143.65
M OS26 Softshell Shoes - Normal price : RM349.00 Discounted price : RM296.65
LD OS26 Mesh Shoes - Normal price : RM299.00 Discounted price : RM254.15
Naia 25 Backpack - Normal price : RM329.00 Discounted price : RM279.65

Non-member can also enjoy the below listed items with a 10% discounts in Sept 2008.

Explorer Check Short Sleeve Shirt - Normal price : RM209.00 Discounted price : RM188.10
LD Native Jacket - Normal price : RM259.00 Discounted price : RM233.10
Awax 17 Backpack - Normal price : RM169.00 Discounted price : RM152.10