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Gunung Ledang/Mount Ophir (via Asahan trail) V3 - Rating Very Hard
*Limited to 50pax only *Participation prices remains as last year, no change ;) So this is your last try/chance to G Ledang via Asahan as prices will be increased by Johor National Park starting 2019. MUST READ - Pls follow the following steps : - - - - - 1- Click RSVP Yes if you seriously want to participate for this event. 2- The participation fees is as below & includes: a) Malaysian - RM65/pax, transferable/non-refundable b) Non-Malaysian - RM90/pax, transferable/non-refundable • guide fees (one guide per 10 hikers) • Forestry Department permit • insurance • rubbish deposit • admin fee for the hike of Gunung Ledang- Asahan Trail 3- Pls make your payment to - Maybank,[masked], Puang Poi Chien. Pls pm/whatsapp me your payment receipt if your hiker name is not the same as the payer's name, which means, anybody can pay on your behalf but i'm still in dark thus i will not update your name in the Payment List(item 4), thus you do not have the needed forestry permit to hike on the event day, got it ? ;) 4- Once payment is received, your name will be updated in the below link - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10GLhhLpqNX2S8rnm7ZwDvbdU37haXAXEu4vrSdnqXH0/edit?usp=sharing 5- RSVP will close on Wednesday 21/11/2018 - 12:00pm or when we reach the maximum allowed 50 participants. 6- What happens after 21/11/2018 ? Possible scenario : a) If you have paid and can't make it, do let us know, so that we can offer the spot to those in Waitlist/transferable is possible, with no 100% guarantee that we are able to find the replacement for you. You may find your own replacement as next alternative. b) If we do not have enough 10 participants for a guide's ratio, then we'll cancel the group concerned & refund the participant's fees accordingly, however if we have 9 participants in a group then we'll proceed the purchasing of the permits accordingly. Thus, The sooner you RSVP and pay the participation fee, the more chance you have that your participation will be confirmed :) 7- We will apply for a permit only for those whose names can be found in the Payment List, ie, item(4). So...do not make special appearance at the venue on event's day as you are strictly NOT ALLOWABLE to hike as you do not have the needed permits by the forestry's officer ;) 8- If you want to join our carpooling, either as a driver or a passenger, Please click here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DjnHkGexSAVPPRgkoXhhsfO0w6phpGUG3sPkjEMTcbM/edit?usp=sharing). 9- Meet-up Coordinates:[masked],[masked]. Copy and paste these coordinates in your gps app. Some devices are not compatible with the links of the provided map. 10- The rangers will need an inventory of what is in your backpack. So kindly make this inventory in advance, we repeat in advance...! List how many pieces of clothing, how many shoes, how many plastic bags, how many plastic bottles, how many wrappers, how many batteries, etc... Your inventory will be physically checked upon return and a 'rubbish fine' of maximum RM100.00 will be imposed for missing items. Here's the form, kindly prepare it in advance before the hike. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MBMzGrcFfG0g8fm2azXI_27cpG1F4Zhp/view?usp=sharing 11- The mobile number of the event hosts is[masked]. 12 - Likely schedule: 06:45am Meet at the entrance arch of Laman Tiga Budaya Asahan. 07:00am Drive to the Asahan ranger station 07:15am Registration, inventory control and briefing 08:00am Start hiking 08:30am Reach Checkpoint 1 09:15am Reach Checkpoint 2 09:45am Reach Checkpoint 3 10:15am Reach Checkpoint 4 10:45am Reach Checkpoint 5 11:00am Reach Checkpoint 6 - Cut-off: 12:00pm(MANDATORY) 12:00pm Reach Checkpoint 7 12:30pm Reach Summit - Cut-off: 01:30pm(MANDATORY) 03:30pm - 06:00pm Drive back to KL - - - - - Gunung Ledang, or also called Mount Ophir since the 1800s, with its altitude of 1276m asl, is the highest mountain in Johor and most probably the most climbed mountain on the peninsular. It has a 360° unobstructed view of the surrounding landscape from the summit. There are various legends pertaining to the mountain involving a magical princess who resided on the mountain, gold and silver deposits, the famous warrior Hang Tuah who learned martial arts at the summit, .... All in all, it is regarded as a spiritual place. For most hikers this will be a very challenging hike during which we have to face steep slopes, small paths and rock faces. This hike is absolutely not suited for beginners and less experienced hikers who haven't participated for any of our high B-rated or C-rated hikes. Physical fitness is more than a prerequisite. Expect to be on the trail for some heavy duty from early morning until late afternoon/early evening...! We focus on group dynamics and would really appreciate it that more experienced hikers will support their less-experienced peers. IMPORTANT - - - For your own safety, we will apply the following MANDATORY cut-off times: • You have to reach Checkpoint 6 before 12:00pm. We don't want to see anybody heading from Checkpoint 6 towards the summit after 12:00pm. If you are unable to reach Checkpoint 6 by that time, it only means that Gunung Ledang is beyond your league for now... • You have to reach the summit before 01:30pm. All hikers should leave the summit, heading down, latest by 01:30pm. Hopefully carpooling can be arranged since Asahan is quite a drive from KL and pick-up places will depend on the residence of the participants. Those who are looking for a ride have to contact a driver in their neighbourhood, not the other way around! Each driver will fix their own carpooling fee which will be listed in the driver's details in the carpooling list. Passengers, please don't wait for your driver to ask for the fee... Besides the classical hiking tips, please note the following: * wear shoes with profile (a pattern on the soles to prevent slipping and gliding) - adidas kampung will be just fine if you like to wear them... * rain gear is recommended * pack all your sensitive stuff in your backpack in plastic or waterproof bags * bring a towel, some dry clothes and clean shoes/sandals/slippers and leave it in the car - passengers also bring some newspapers and towels in order to keep your driver's car as clean as possible * a pair of gloves doesn't weigh that much (rope, thorns, roots, trees, mud) * bring enough drinks and snacks (carbohydrates). Bring at least 3 liters of drinks. For this trip isotonic drinks are not a luxury. Dried fruits are preferred over chocolate... Don't forget to bring your lunch pack. * there is a water point near Checkpoint 6 - use your water filter or purification tablets...! * leech protection is advisable * there are no restrooms at the car park * please be responsible and don't litter – be sure not to leave any rubbish along the track and at the summit For emergency purposes: * if you have a smartphone, install the free apps GPS Coordinates in your phone. In case of an emergency, relay the coordinates to the emergency services via sms. * save your emergency contact in your phone under Emergency followed by the name of your contact. Example: Emergency (Tony Fernandez) 012-xxx xxxx * save the emergency numbers in your phone under Emergency. Those numbers are 999 and 112. The latter will work well for mobiles and sms. * be sure that the battery of your mobile phone is fully charged. * there are wonderful apps for smartphones such as whistles, flash lights, SOS buttons, etc. However keep in mind that they all feed on the same battery... * bring a whistle, a headlamp and your personal first aid kit. We don't expect the worst, but we want to be prepared for the worst... More info on the revised rating system can be found here (http://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Hiking_rates_%28revised_1st_May_2013%29). Important:You are attending the hikes/runs at your own risk. The organizer, co-organizers or event host will try his/her best to assist and guide, but is in no way responsible, liable or accountable for any damage, personal injuries, etc. By clicking RSVP “Yes” for an event and/or signing the attendance list and/or making a payment, it is deemed that you have read, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of the disclaimer which can be found here: Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Disclaimer)

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Entrance arch of Laman Tiga Budaya Asahan

Road M125 · Asahan, Melaka

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    What we're about

    The Kuala Lumpur Hiking and Trail Running Meetup Group is established with the purpose of finding like minded individuals who enjoy going out for the purpose of getting/staying fit and enjoying nature. This group was not so much about the activity being a social gathering, but about getting some serious exercise on a regular basis.

    Although the initial plan was to organise interesting hikes in hilly terrain that will take up to a full day within two hours drive from the centre of Kuala Lumpur, our hikers are now expanding their views. New hiking venues, in other states and even other countries, are now presented and explored.

    Meetup KL Hiking is organising events for all levels of hikers, from sheer beginners to experienced trailblazers. It is highly recommended to read the write-up very carefully and to understand the rating of a hike (http://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Hiking_rates_%28revised_1st_May_2013%29/).

    The rating system allows you to judge whether or not this hike will be too difficult for you.

    Generally I'll do a survey hike before scheduling an event, so I know what to expect for the hikes which are organised. During the hike I focus very much on group dynamics, and it's a rule of thumb that nobody will be left behind. We're all links in the hiking chain and nobody is more or less important than anybody else... For every hike, I will be the last one to leave the venue in order to be sure that everybody made it out safely. Creating an adventurous but most of all a safe hiking experience is my goal.

    For every event you will find specific instructions in the write-up. There are however some basic elements:
    wear shoes with profile (a pattern on the soles to prevent slipping and gliding); adidas kampung is good to start with...
    wear suitable and comfortable clothing (will get dirty...)
    bring appropriate shoes for river crossings, if any
    carry a proper backpack
    rain gear is recommended
    pack your valuables in plastic bags (mobile phone, camera, etc)
    be prepared for the unexpected (first aid kit, whistle, headlamp, gps,...)
    leave a towel and some dry clothes in the car
    bring something warm to wear at the top if your hike is a climb
    a pair of gloves doesn't weigh that much (thorns, roots, trees, mud)
    if you are comfortable using a walking stick, bring it along
    bring enough snacks (carbohydrates) and drinks; 0.5 litre for each hour hike is normal
    mosquito repellent and leech protection is recommended
    please be responsible and don't litter – be sure not to leave any rubbish along the track

    It should not be necessary to highlight certain common sense behaviour, but I do it anyway in order to avoid any misunderstandings:

    All participants will respect each other's background, religion, race, complexion, etc and will try their utmost not to offend anyone with their behaviour. This would include bringing alcoholic drinks to the events and taking showers on public roads.

    Although English is not the mother tongue for almost all members, I'm sure we all can refrain from using insulting words and expressions.

    While hiking we respect the nature surrounding us, as we are the “intruders”; the jungle doesn't belong to us. We will bring back any drinking bottles/food wrappers we used along the way. In short "Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures". In this philosophy the sweeper will remove the paper markers which we lay for participants to follow.

    The Meetup website is publicly accessible. So don't post any phone numbers or e-mail addresses in the comment sections. We only mention mobile phone numbers on the carpooling list, which can only be accessed by the participants of a particular hike. The same goes for the carpooling link. Let's keep it private as we don't want anybody else than our hikers to make alterations to the list, do we?

    This group has no commercial agenda. There will be neither membership fees nor fees to join an event. Entrance or permit fees to enter certain venues will be specified in the write-up of the event and are to be paid individually to the respective authorities. Expenses for events that come with a price tag like camping trips, coach travel, hikes abroad, etc. will be shared by the participants for that particular event.

    If an event host is asking you to answer some questions during the confirmation process, please do so. And be sure you answer them completely. This will make the pre-organisation of a hike smoother.

    Normally, for every event carpooling is recommended. If there's a carpooling list, passengers have to look for and contact a driver in their neighbourhood to make the necessary arrangements; not the other way around! Carpooling is by no means taxi service... Carpooling fees are settled directly between driver and passenger.

    If you're interested to participate for an event, you click RSVP Yes on the event page(s) of your choice. Although every event page contains a link to a registration form (https://form.jotformpro.com/71381607577968), only the very first time you participate you have to fill in this form. For most other events it will be sufficient to RSVP Yes, unless specified otherwise. If there are any changes in your particulars, kindly submit the Update form (https://form.jotformpro.com/71381889577980).

    If you RSVP "Yes" you make a commitment. Do realise that! You are expected to show up for the event and to show up on time. We pay attention to hikers who simply don't show up for an event. Serial no show offenders will be removed as a member.

    There will be no waiting for people who are late at the specified meetup location. If you change your mind about attending, or you are unable to participate, you are expected to change your RSVP status before the event, otherwise it will result in a no show on your profile.

    Before an event starts you will receive a laminated card with a number. Your name is listed with that number. After the hike you will return the card at the designated place so the event host knows that you returned safely to the car park. Do NOT forget to return your card.

    Although there are no fees, there will be a penalty of RM20 however in the following cases:

    If you join an event and are not a KL Hiking member
    If you didn't submit the registration form prior to your first participation
    If you forget to sign in/sign out on the event day - which is actually done with the numbered card.
    If you are being listed as a Now Show for three events

    You are attending the hikes/runs at your own risk. The event host will try his/her best to assist and guide, but is in no way responsible, liable or accountable for any damage, personal injuries, death, etc. By clicking RSVP “Yes” for an event and/or signing the attendance list and/or making a payment, it is deemed that you have read, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of the disclaimer which can be found here: Disclaimer (http://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Disclaimer)

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