Saturday, April 25, 2009

Exploring The Malaysia 2nd Highest Mountain, Mount Trusmadi (2,462 M)

Location : Mount Trusmadi, Sabah, Malaysia
Date : 31/7/09 (Friday) – 3/8/09 (Monday) (4D3N)

About Mount Trusmadi
Trusmadi Mount, measuring at 2,462m or 8,669ft, is the Malaysia second highest mountain after Gunung Kinabalu (4,101m or 13,433ft) but is said to offer a much more challenging climb. Situated between the districts of Tambunan to the north and Keningau to the south (in the state of Sabah in Borneo).

Unlike Mount Kinabalu which is visited by thousands of people every year, Mount Trusmadi – situated some 70km southeast of Kota Kinabalu – is not a tourist mountain and is rarely visited. Until recently, there are only one or two expeditions climb on this mountain each year.
The slopes of the mountain, which are covered with rich vegetation houses many species of birds, animals and plants, making it a trekker's haven.

The summit (of Mount Trusmadi) is reputed to have the best dawn view of Mount Kinabalu, which lies over 40km to the north. A unique pitcher plant, Nepenthes x trusmadiensis (a natural hybrid between Nepenthes lowii and Nepenthes edwardsiana) is found here and nowhere else.

Tentative Trip Itinerary
Day 1 ( 31 July 2009 ) – [D]
0700 hrs Depart from LCCT or KLIA to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah (take 1st flight)
0930 hrs ETA Kota Kinabalu, pick up and depart for 3 hours drive over the Crocker Range to Tambunan.
1500 hrs Arrival at Tambunan and depart to Kg Kaingaran which is the starting point by 4WD.Set up tent, free at leisure,coffee/tea break
2000 hrs Dinner, camp talk

Day 2 ( 1 Aug 2009 ) – [B/L/D]
0700 hrs Breakfast then prepare for climb
0830 hrs Start trekking ( 6 – 8 hours) lunch enroute
1600 hrs Arrive at base camp,Set up tent,free at leisure
1900 hrs Dinner, camp talk

Day 3 ( 2 Aug 2009 ) – [B/L/D]
0600 hrs Witness beautiful sunrise then breakfast
0630 hrs Proceed to the summit.Witness the outstanding view of Mount Trusmadi
0830 hrs Arrive at the summit
0900 hrs Descend to base camp
1000 hrs Arrive at base camp
1100 hrs Start Descend
1500 hrs Arrive at Kg. Kaingaran ( starting Point ).Continue to Tambunan
1700 hrs Proceed to Kota Kinabalu
1900 hrs Arrive at Kota Kinabalu.

Day 4 ( 3 Aug 2009 )
0600 hrs Free at leisure ( Kota Kinabalu Town )
* Optional tour to Manukan Island additional cost at RM 100 per person. Other tour can be arrange but at own cost.
1700 hrs Depart to Kota Kinabalu Airport
2030 hrs Depart by Air Asia Flight to LCCT,Kuala Lumpur
2300 hrs Arrive at LCCT/KLIA, Kuala Lumpur, Tour Ends

Price Per Person : RM 800.00 (Land cost only, ex Kota Konabalu)
Payment : To confirm your booking, arrange to pay RM800 as full payment before 5/7/09 at our Lafuma Bangsar and fill up the necessary form.

** LIMITED TO 12 PARTICIPANTS ON FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS ONLY.

Experience - It will be to your advantage if you have some previous Mt. Climbing experience.

Things you should Bring: Suitable walking shoes, Warm clothing, Windbreaker/Rain jacket, Long sleeve shirts, Change of clothes, Sleeping bag, Sleeping mat, Drinking water, High energy food (e.g. chocolate, nuts, raisins, glucose), Cutlery set, Medication, Sun block lotion, Lip gloss, Deep heat lotion, Plasters, Insect repellent, Binoculars, Camera, Water proof bag for your camera if you bring one, Headlamp, Extra socks, Towel, Gloves, Hat Mask, Toiletries. (Get the checklist of items from us accordingly)

Package excludes: Air Flight Ticket, Airline War Risk & Fuel Surcharge, Personal Travel Insurance, Porter to Mt. Trusmadi (RM150.00 per porter with weight not more than 20kg), Meals which are not stated in the itinerary & Alcoholic or drinks (any kinds), Additional Day Tours, Transfer/s, Service/s & others which not mentioned in itinerary

The organizer have the right to cancel or change the itinerary according to the circumstances at each point of time that may caused by the lack of participants, weather conditions or any unforeseen incidents.

Closing date : 5 July 2009.

Monday, April 20, 2009

LMAG Trip to Bukit Kutu

Bukit Kutu
Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor

Date : 2 May 2009 (Saturday)
Time : 7:30am – 7:00pm
Meeting Point : Lafuma Bangsar
Fee : RM10 (for LMAG members)
RM15 (for non-LMAG members)
Difficulties : Medium High
Type : Trekking
Things to bring : Day pack, trekking attire, extra clothes for change, rain jacket /poncho, trekking shoes, headlamp, water, trekking poles, lunch, snacks.
Transportation : On own transport.

## Registration LIMITED to 15 participants and on first come first serve basis.

***Registration close on 28 April 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 for registration and drive to KKB.
0830 hrs Briefing and ice-breaking session
0845 hrs Start trekking
1400 hrs Expected to reach the peak
1800 hrs Arrive at car park. Dismiss.

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

* Schedule can be change depend on situation by organiser.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Bukit Tabur Alert Notice

Most of us from the hiking and trekking communities are aware of whereabout of Bukit Tabur and have done some hikes there in the past. However there are still some of us who may not be aware of the danger or risk of climbing Bukit Tabur or I would say that we take it lightly on the safety aspect of the climb. There has been several cases and some involved fatalities as well during the past years where hikers fell from the cliff during their climb. The risk is not only apply to beginner but experience and hikers who are frequent the place as well.

We at Lafuma Bangsar, would wished to alert all our customers, friends and fellow hikers to be more alert when you climb at Bukit Tabur. Make sure you are well prepared for the hike and also make do your friends or partners that are coming along with you aware of the risk, safety and precaution aspect of the climb. Here are some tips that we would like to share with you during your trip there.

1) Never go alone for this hike. Bring along some experience hiker or friends with you. If you need to go alone, never forget your handphone as it will be a handy gadget to have in case of emergency.
2) Avoid trekking to this place at night as well as rainy season.
3) Start your journey early in the morning as the place will heat up fast after the sunrise due to the quartz terrain. Bring along more water as you may get dehydrated fast if you are long up there.
4) Becareful on certain danger spot/zone where you need to do a bit of rock scrambling up or down. Use the safety rope if there is any.
5) Get a proper shoes with good traction and grip and never go with your normal sandals/slippers.
6) If you are bringing your friends there, please do keep the group small or in a manageable size so that you can take care of them accordingly.
7) Lastly, keep your family informed of your trip there.

Checked this related blog about Bukit Tabur where it gives you a good pictorial on the danger spot as well as the safety climbing technics for the danger area, http://bukittabur.blogspot.com/

Remember, while we enjoy our climb never put our life into jeopardy. We live to climb and continue climbing .....

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lafuma Earth Day 2009


Take the plant home for adoption is the latest program organized by Lafuma to instill awareness on importance of plants as part of our ecological system. This was part of the Lafuma Earth Day 2009 celebration. For every RM500 and above spent in a single receipt at Lafuma Bangsar Concept Shop from 4/4/09 till 22/4/09, you will entitled to take home a pot of plant of your choice to be cared with*.

Come and show your support by adopting our plants while you shop for your gears.

* There are six species of plants available and will be given on first come first serve basis while stocks last.

Save Our Waterfall

Calling VOLUNTEERS for gotong royong clean up session at Kanching Waterfall!

The seven-tier Kanching Waterfall is rated as one of the Selangor’s premier waterfall and has been a favourite local hang-out during weekends and holiday season. A recent check revealed that the condition of the waterfall has depleted and may become unbearable to real waterfall lovers.

As part of the program line up by Lafuma for the Earth Day 2009 campaign, Lafuma will be sponsoring the SOW program, which was organized by our affiliate, Waterfall Survivors. The campaign details are as below:

Date : 19 April 2009 (Sunday)
Time : 7am to 6pm
Venue : Kanching waterfall near Rawang, Selangor

Come and register yourself for this event and bring along your friends too! Your action counts in preserving our natural heritage for our future generation.

Visit our blogspot and shop to get the detail info or register by sms to SOWse-mailname and send to 019-6787460 for registration form to be sent to your email directly.

Promotion for Apr'09

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

Brooks Twin Parka - Normal price : RM949.00 Discounted price : RM806.65
LD Osceola Twin Parka - Normal price : RM949.00 Discounted price : RM806.65
Pro Warm Pants - Normal price : RM849.00 Discounted price : RM721.65
LD Pro Warm Pants - Normal price : RM849.00 Discounted price : RM721.65
Landcruiser 60+10 backpack - Normal price : RM859.00 Discounted price : RM730.15
Non-member can also enjoy the below listed items with a 10% discounts in April 2009.

Servoz Soft Jacket - Normal price : RM399.00 Discounted price : RM359.10
LD Servoz Soft Jacket - Normal price : RM399.00 Discounted price : RM359.10
Yukon 17 backpack - Normal price : RM299.00 Discounted price : RM269.10