1-LANG Team to go trekking in Langtang Nepal, October 2012.
Written by Rashel
The trail running at Mount Gede in Bogor, West Java on 5 November 2011 was special. I am glad to have the company of my good pal, Jules Picato who came and experienced it with me. It was an impromptu event; just sheer excitement to run with Jules. Many thanks to our mountain guide/host, Toto who ensure our safety during the overnight trip.
Mt. Gede, with the highest point at 2,958m, is only 10 meters lower than the famous Mount Merapi (2,968m) – the most active volcano in Java and also in Indonesia.
The run from the base to the summit of Mt Gede is about 3 hr 20 min one way. For trekkers, according to our mountain guide/host and porter, they would normally trek it for 5-6 hours.
The camping in this trip was necessary for the porters and the mountain guide/host for they have to carry the heavy load. The initial plan was to traverse Mt. Gede – Pangrango, but the mountain guide/host said that it is not possible within such a short time.
Do click here for selected photos courtesy of Rashel.
Looking Good - Rashel taking part in the recently concluded Mount Kinabalu Climbathon on 22 October 2011 with Low's Peak at the background. Two weeks later, the journey continues with Rashel at Mt Gede ...
Alun-alun with a field of Edelweiss - Jules and Rashel
Running towards the clouds ...
Taking a breather - More of the Edelweiss bushes at Alun-alun ... they are so soft to touch
Laughter in the rain - then the thunder and the lightning came; the two red riding hoods ran for dear life!
Jules and Rashel at the summit of Mt. Gede around 6:00 a.m. the next morning
Rashel skyrunning at the edge of the crater of Mt. Gede
With a view of Mt. Pangrango
Careful now...slippery in this part of the hot-spring waterfalls
Nice waterfall (this is better than the one at Apek Hill, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur) ... :-)
On the same day (5 Nov 2011), yours truly (KC) was initiating the first team meet of 1-LANG Team for Langtang Nepal at Apek Hill, Cheras. Do click here for photos and compare the scenery.
Do click here for itinerary (and minimum fitness requirement) of Langtang Trekking in October 2012. Interested to join the Team? Do contact me (KC).
Posted by KC Leong