Oct 3, 2015

FanSIPan - Vietnam 2015

After the VNM Mountain Marathon on Sept 26th 2015, 12 of us went for another adventure , to hike the highest mountain in Vietnam - FANSIPAN.

We start the journey on Sept 27th,2 015 the very next day after the Mountain Marathon. Most of them were exhausted after the race and told me I'I don't know whether i can hike up tomorrow' ,

Anyway I told them have a hefty dinner and good rest as tomorrow is another day

We met the guide Ken at the lobby and than travel to the foothills of FANSIPAN and from there the journey started...

Total distance from base to the peak is approximately 17km. There's 2 huts for the hiker to stay at 2200M and 2800M. Most of the hiker will stay at 2800M. The hikers have options whether to hike to see the sunset or sunrise.

Food will be prepared by the guides and also they will carry the hiker bags for a fee.

It an interesting trails to hike with different type of terrains , however the last 1 km  the peak is very muddy.

The peak areas now have been 'destroyed' in view of the cable car project which will be starting operations next year, lots of the flora, fauna and rocks have been cut and damaged.

It really sad to see FANSIPAN peak been  ' damaged' to pave way for cable car project.

In my opinion, nature should not be destroyed and let the hikers enjoy the beauty of the mountain.

Below are some of the pixs of the hike

Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2015

Wow didn't realize that i didn't updated my blog for the last 2 months sinc i back from Mulu Pinnacles and the Penang Round Island.

Been busy with works lately and also my notebook was down and now got a new one .

Anyway, last weekend was at Vietnam SAPA did the VNM Mountain Marathon and also hike Fan Si Pan.

We left from KL on Sept 24th to Hanoi and from there the organizer arrange the transfer to SAPA where most of the participants stayed at Bamboo and Sunny Hotel.

The package that we took 4D3N SAPA town was good as it cover 3 nights lodging and all meals are covered plus to and fro Hanoi SAPA Hanoi.

Sept 25th, 2015 - Participants took the package were transferred to TOPAS ECOLODGE for briefing and lunch as this is the start and finish for the race.

The race director Asger introduce Ms Vietnam 2015 as she will be taking part in the event - 21km.

The food provided by the Organizer are mostly western type,..

During our stay there, most of the time is shopping on the hiking gears.

below are some of the on the VNM race 2015.

Aug 6, 2015

Penang Round Island Aug 9

This saturday will be driving to Penang with Dato' Steven , Kah Hoe , L2, Ho and Eileen as on Sunday we will be taking part in the Penang Round Island cycling

It will be my first round island ride and the total distance is about 82km

All set for this week cycling event will enjoy the scenery in Penang

Pixs of cycling training at Bt 14 Cheras

Mulu Pinnacles Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2015

34 hikers got the taste of Pinnacles on Aug 1, and 80% reach the peak.

It was a challenging hike as it been raining the last week and also the eve of the climb.

The ground was wet and slippery especially descending which take average 5 hours for 2.4km

It was a good experience for all of them and they won't buy my stories when i organize any mountain hikes

as i told them it OK .

The group also enjoy the Show Caves and also watching the Bat Exodus on Aug 2.

Most of them didn't expect to walk average 10km per day for 5 days.

My cousin Adelene told me that i 'conned' her saying it a walk in the Park ..

hmm yup walking in Mulu National Park.

Some pixs of the Mulu trip