Friday, October 31, 2008

Promotion for Nov'09


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

Tek Jacket - Normal price : RM449.00 Discounted price : RM381.65
LD Tek Jacket - Normal price : RM399.00 Discounted price : RM339.65
M Skyrace shoes - Normal price : RM569.00 Discounted price : RM483.65
LD Skyrace shoes - Normal price : RM569.00 Discounted price : RM483.65
Nanga 30 backpack - Normal price : RM369.00 Discounted price : RM313.65


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

Servoz T-zip Short Sleeve Shirt - Normal price : RM299.00 Discounted price : RM269.10
LD Servoz T-zip Short Sleeve Shirt - Normal price : RM299.00 Discounted price : RM269.10
Active 5 Backpack - Normal price : RM249.00 Discounted price : RM224.10

Monday, October 27, 2008

Bukit Tabur Revisit (18 Oct 2008)


It has been awhile before we are back to Bukit Tabur again. However, this time we will be heading to Bukit Tabur East instead of West as previously. A group of 16 people has signed up for the climb to this infamous Klang Dam Gate Quartz Ridge. We started our journey at the foothill where the Syabas water authority were but on the east side instead of the west side and following the huge water pipe from the dam. We cross a small river before meeting the rest of the hikers at the starting point. A safety briefing and ice-breaking session was conducted by our guide, Apip before ascending the hill.



The terrain was steep and mixed with some mild rock climbing session. On certain section, we have to pull on the ropes provided in order to continue on our journey. Although the hike is short but it is pretty demanding as we not only need to use our leg but our biceps as well. A trek and climb for an hour paid handsomely with a nice scenery and view of the city at the peak. We could also see the peak of Bukit Tabur West from here and scenic view of the Klang Dam as well. That soothes our tiredness while most of us trying to get a few click of the view from the top. We take couple of minutes break before heading back track from where we came from as the weather is expected to be cloudy soon.




Backtracking is also as challenging as climbing up as one might not careful and slip through the ridge. We take care on each step that we made and better be slow rather than sorry. It started drizzling when we descending and luckily the trail was short and we managed to reach our starting point before it starts raining cat and dog. The trip was short and enjoyable ones where we have a balance of good workout with a bonus scenic view.

Successful in Conquering 5 Volcano Peaks


Sometime in end of April and early of May 2008, a group of 20 strong hikers from Orang Gunung Kuala Lumpur (OGKL), an affiliate member of Lafuma Malaysia Adventure Group (LMAG) has successfully conquered five volcano peaks (Semeru, Arjuno, Welirang, Penanjakan and Bromo) within 8 days expeditions to Indonesia. Read more about their expedition in Kosmo newsprint at http://www.kosmo.com.my/kosmo/content.asp?y=2008&dt=0927&pub=Kosmo&sec=Rekreasi&pg=re_01.htm

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lafuma October 2008 Promo


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

Protectline Twin Jacket - Normal price : RM1,649.00 Discounted price : RM1,401.65
LD Protectline Twin Jacket - Normal price : RM1,649.00 Discounted price : RM1,401.65
M Xpulsion Softshell shoes - Normal price : RM449.00 Discounted price : RM381.65
LD Xpulsion Softshell shoes - Normal price : RM449.00 Discounted price : RM381.65
Droite 23 backpack - Normal price : RM329.00 Discounted price : RM279.65


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

Servoz jacket - Normal price : RM399.00 Discounted price : RM359.10
LD Servoz Jacket - Normal price : RM399.00 Discounted price : RM359.10
Skyrace OT Shoes – Normal price : RM589.00 Discounted price : RM530.10
Nazca 30 Backpack - Normal price : RM349.00 Discounted price : RM314.10

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Exploratory Trail at Kota Damansara Community Forest

On 14 September 2008 a group of 14 people from LMAG have set to explore forest nearby our KL city namely Kota Damansara Community Forest. It is one of the few green lung left within the city vicinity apart from Bukit Gasing in PJ, Taman Tun Dr Ismail & Mont Kiara Forest Reserve, FRIM in Kepong, Bukit Tabur in Taman Melawati and Bukit Apeh in Cheras. The Kota Damansara Community Forest is rich with biodiversity of flora and fauna just like Bukit Gasing in PJ. The forest area was huge and one can hike from Kota Damansara to Bukit Lanjang as well as to Sungai Buloh R&R at Plus NSE Highway area.



All of us set to meet at the starting point at 7.45am instead of the usual place at our Lafuma Bangsar outlet. The guide for the trip was none other than Apip and Ng being the sweeper for the day. We have a light safety briefing and introduction session before we head for the trail at about 8am. The trail started on the left of the community shade and seems to be easy. However within a few minutes the trail was on uphill mode. Some of our members arrived late and we take this opportunity to take five while waiting for them to join in. One thing good about this forest is that you can be access via handphone anywhere as there are adequate signal coverage here in case you are lost or in emergency situation.


The overall trail was easy with slight uphill and downhill mode but one need to be careful as certain places might be slippery and watch out before you grab on the plant as some with torn on it. We make a few stop at certain point where Apip show us some unique parasite plant on top of a huge tree as well as leaf which seems to reflect bright glow during the dark.





With intense development within the forest border, it seems to be some light landslide which caused fallen trees along our trail. At one time, we lost count on how many trees that have fallen along the way and we need to either climb or dunk down to pass through our passage.



There are a lot of trail in this forest and also a favourite spot for Hash runner as well as MNS members for their activities. It happens that the trail we took was also a fresh trail just set by the Hare of one of the Hash club as evident in the trail marker left by them. Since it was a Ramadan Month and some of our friends was fasting, we make our trip short and lasted for only about one and a half hours before we emerged from the forest at the backyard of some residential bungalows at Kota Damansara. We will definitely revisit the place but on a different trail next time, perhaps a longer one. :-)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Lafuma in Kilimanjaro


Sometime in early July 2008, a lovely couple, Steve and Emma both Lafuma members have pledged to fund raise for UNICEF to help the children in developing countries on their charity and fund climb to Mount Kilimanjaro (5,985m), Tanzania, Africa. They are back recently with a successful mission by not only raising more funds than what they have set earlier but also summitted to the one of the highest mountain in Africa! Total funds raised to date was 1,600 Pound!


Let's congratulate Steve and Emma for their challenging feats and their determination is definitely something we should learn from. Well with a total of six days expedition mission (from 21/7/08 to 26/7/08) to summit the gigantic mountain, the story from both of them is well worthwhile to read. For those who intend to summit this African highest peak, you should not miss this valuable tips from this couple. Read their tales at http://journals.worldnomads.com/steve_and_emma/


LMAG trips for October 2008

In the month of October 2008, we will make a revisit to Bukit Tabur but now using the East trail. We will also be heading to Bukit Kutu at Kuala Kubu Baru to visit the historical trail during the colonial era. As informed last month, we shall also be doing caving at Dark Caves, Batu Caves. Below the details of the trips we will set our foot on this month.

Bukit Tabur (East trail to Quartz Ridge)
Taman Melawati, KL

Date : 18 October 2008 (Saturday)
Time : 7.30am - 12.00pm
Meeting point : Lafuma Bangsar
Fee : FOC (for LMAG members)
RM5 (for non-LMAG members)
Difficulties : Medium (Hike with minimal rock climb)
Things to bring : Daypack, trekking attire, extra clothes for change, rain jacket / poncho, trekking shoes, cap/hat, trekking poles, leech socks, water, snacks.
Transportation : Car pooling
Organiser : YellowStone Sdn Bhd

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

*** Registration close on 15 October 2008
* Note : Please bring along your LMAG membership card if you have one. Breakfast and lunch will not be provided. The organiser will not be responsible for any mishap that may occur during the hike, Participants register and climb on own risks.

Agenda :
0730 hrs : Gather at Lafuma Bangsar. Carpooling to Taman Melawati.
0800 hrs : Briefing & Registration
0830 hrs : Start trekking
1200 hrs : Expect to arrive at car park. Dismiss.

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


Bukit Kutu (Updated on 8.10.08)
Kuala Kubu Baru

Date : 19 October 2008 (Sunday)
Time : 6am to 6.30pm
Meeting point : Rawang Plus Toll exit
Fee : RM80 per pax (Advance payment on booking) [Fee for guide, insurance, light lunch, snacks and refreshment]
Difficulties : Medium
Things to bring : Daypack, trekking attire, extra clothes for change, rain jacket / poncho, trekking shoes, cap/hat, trekking poles, leech socks, mosquito repellent, water, food, snacks.
Transportation : Own cost (if need transportation, we can try to arrange on car pool basis but must inform us earlier)
Organiser : YellowStone Sdn Bhd & RAF Mountain Activity

*** Registration close on 15 October 2008
* Note : Breakfast and heavy lunch will not be provided. Only light lunch and snack with some refreshment will be given.

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

Agenda :
0615 - Meeting at Rawang toll exit NKVE and moving to KKB.
0700 - Expected to arrive at KKB and have quick breakfast at own cost with some pre briefing and ice-breaking session.
0800 - Arrive at Buloh Telor and start trekking and climbing.
1200 - Expected to summit of Kutu Hill, rest and relax (free and easy) with photo shooting at the old colonial bungalows.
1430 - Start decending to Buloh Telor
1730 - Arrive at KKB town for light refreshment and clean up.
1830 - Dismiss and leave KKB town.

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


Caving at Dark Caves
Batu Caves, Selangor

Date : 26 October 2008 (Sunday)
Time : 8.00 am - 12.30pm
Meeting point : Lafuma Bangsar
Fee : RM80 per pax
Things to bring : Long sleeve tops, long pants, extra clothing for change, socks (preferable waterproof socks), dry bag, towel, toiletries set.
Transportation : Own (if need transportation, we can try to arrange on car pool basis)

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

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