Saturday, February 21, 2009

Climbing Mt. Tera with Lafuma gears

Climbing Mount Tera is all about climbing the highest peak at Gunung Stong Middle Forest Reserve. Mount Tera, stood 1556 meter above sea level situated in the virgin jungle among 7 mountains. The mountain is not open for normal climber except for the experience ones and who already climbed Mount Stong & Mount Ayam.

Based on the climbing history of Mt Tera, since 2005 only one group per year heading to this mountain. The success rate to the highest peak of Mt Tera is very low as most of the expedition failed due to lost of trail. The normal duration of the expedition is 5 days. I made a preliminary study and plan the journey to be as shortest as possible so that our group can covered more area. As such I picked my best teamates for the trip. At one point, the guide community disagree on my plan and I have to coax them into agreeing our tentative plan as day past by we proof our team capabilities in covering long distances without problems.

All the climbers come with the best gear they have with them. Most of the brand that I can spot is ‘LAFUMA’. The product I noticed was shoes, pants, jackets, daypack, haversack and tent.

Zuhara and his Lafuma single pole tent setup at Mt Ayam peak campsite. As a woman, the tent weight is not an issue for her to carry since the product was light. This is the first time she use the tent. We have asked her personal comment on the tent after she slept 2 nights inside it and thumbs up was given on the product.

The journey route start from Jelawang Resort follows the path until Mt Ayam campsite. From Mt Ayam to Mt Tera we used the elephant route. Syukri, who wore the outdry shoes does not have any problem crossing the muddy and wet area on elephant valley.
The gear feature became one of the topics we chit-chatting before supper at our campsite. Sharing our outdoor experiences and gear knowledge covered most of the night talk during the trip.


Our Mt Tera trip was the most memorable one. As in good group size and hiking pace, we are offered to a hidden waterfall we named it Lata Gajah Meniti (Elephant Way Cascade).


We are not only conquering Mt Tera peak, Mt. Ayam, Mt. Saji and lastly Mt. Stong was also in our reach. On this trip, the famous Jelawang waterfall became our welcome and goodbye icon as it past our path towards achieving our dream to Mt Tera.

“...suddenly one of my close friend call me and inviting me to join his trip to Mount Tera last week. I cannot refuse his offer due to my interest in Mount Tera itself,... I'm not regretting my decision to climb Mount Tera.” Hasan Ayat (still lost in jungle, Mt Yong Yap trip since 15 Feb 2009)


Contributor : Apip Embi (avid and experience hiker)

Friday, February 6, 2009

LMAG trip for Feb 2009

Bukit Lanjan
Via Kota Damansara Green Forest, Selangor

Date : 28 February 2009 (Saturday)
Time : 7.30am – 2.00pm
Meeting Point : Lafuma Bangsar
Fee : RM5 (for LMAG members)
RM8 (for non-LMAG members)
Difficulties : Easy
Things to bring : Day pack, trekking attire, extra clothes for change, rain jacket / poncho, trekking shoes, headlamp, water, trekking poles, snacks.
Transportation : Car pooling at own cost.

*** Registration close on 24 February 2009

*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 hike on own risks.

Agenda

0730 hrs Gather at Lafuma Bangsar
Carpooling to Kota Damansara Green Forest, Selangor.
0800 hrs Briefing & Registration
0815 hrs Start trekking
1300 hrs Arrive at car park. Dismiss.

* Schedule can be change depend on situation by organizer.

Those interested, please register before 24/2/09 at our shop or sent us your registration via email to lafumalaysia@gmail.com or customercare@lafuma.com.my

Lafuma Valentine Day Promo Package

Looking for a valentine gift for your partner? We at Lafuma have a perfect gift to him or her. Simply choose either from our Japanese or France designed backpack as an ideal valentine gift and enjoy 10% discount with FREE delivery within Peninsular Malaysia. You can make your order through fax, email or walk-in before 11th February 2009, 3pm. Quick and get your order now before it is too late.

Happy Valentine Day!

Promotion for Feb'09

This February 2009 promo for all Lafuma (LMAG) member, we have 15% discounts specially for the items below.

Roy Twin Jacket - Normal price : RM849.00 Discounted price : RM721.65
LD Montara Twin Jacket - Normal price : RM849.00 Discounted price : RM721.65
M XCursion Trekking shoes - Normal price : RM499.00 Discounted price : RM424.15
LD XCursion Trekking shoes - Normal price : RM499.00 Discounted price : RM424.15
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 February 2009.

Roy Warm Jacket - Normal price : RM799.00 Discounted price : RM719.10
LD Trench Warm Coat - Normal price : RM1,999.00 Discounted price : RM1,799.10
Naia 35 backpack - Normal price : RM549.00 Discounted price : RM494.10