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Many hikers are asking us when our group will resume their activities. We understand that you are all eager to start hiking again. However do note that the federal and local SOPs in place during this RMCO do not allow us to hike as a group, measures we will respect. During this RMCO, which will last until 31/08/2020, there are measures in place, imposed either by the federal or the local authorities, that allow but also affect hiking activities. We understand that many guidelines are confusing, to say the least. Nevertheless we urge our members to have a sensible approach to what the new hiking norms and modalities are and will be. Once again we would like to draw your attention to the following: - respect the starting date as some venues are not open to the public yet - respect the opening hours of the venues as per SOP - we advise to hike with not more than 2 other people - follow the indicated trail or directions as and if requested by local authorities - respect social distancing at all times - bring a face mask or a buff and wear it when in close contact with others - apply for a Forestry Department permit where necessary - do not wear your KL Hiking T-shirt during individual hikes Despite the fact that some guidelines allow more than 3 hikers in a group, we advise you to 'stay small' in order to limit the risk of infection. At some venues, hikers are instructed to follow one particular trail, or to follow a trail in a particular direction. Follow these instructions. We noticed several complaints about hikers not complying at all. Most of the hikers consider hiking as a workout, hence heavy breathing and panting are part of the game. Protect those around you and protect yourself by keeping a considerable distance of 3 to 5 metres from each other. If social distancing is nearly impossible, make sure you will put your face mask or buff on. We can't emphasise enough that Forestry Reserves cannot be accessed without the application, in advance, of a permit. A group of 14 hikers was recently detained, allegedly for hiking without a permit. We regret that the Forestry Department has not included this important issue in their SOP as this could have been an ideal opportunity to (re)inform all hikers. The only purpose of the KL Hiking T-shirts is to bond, to unify. It should not be considered as a safety net by hikers who violate certain measures during individual and group hikes outside KL Hiking. It is an understatement that we regret and disapprove of actions by hikers not respecting the measures in place. Please do keep in mind that authorities have threatened to close the hiking trails again if the respective SOPs are not respected. Broga Hill was the first venue to be closed again for this reason. We urge our hikers to be mature and adhere to these measures for the greater good. Once again we don't want to be the victims because irresponsible hikers ruin it for the rest of the hiking community. As a group we continue distancing ourselves from any action which is not in accordance with the regulations in force.
*** This is a year 2021 event *** The 2020 event has been rescheduled to this 2021 event. We anticipate that not all those who confirmed for the 2020 event will still want to join the 2021 event. So if you are interested to participate, fill in this form http://bit.ly/tmb2021 and pay the deposit of RM100.00 to show your commitment. No other payment will be required before October 2020. Pricing is indicative as it will be based on the for 2021 applicable accommodation and transportation rates, which are of course not available yet. MUST READ - Knowledge Base (such as Membership Form, Participation form, Participation fee, Important to know, Photos...): http://bit.ly/2YxeI5s You do not need to register or log in to have access to the Knowledge Base. Please make sure you go through the topics in the guidelines before clicking Yes/Going for this event and before posting any questions in the comment section. This trek is CONFIRMED. There are only limited accommodation spots available in the mountain huts/hostels and they tend to get fully booked pretty fast. The earlier you confirm your participation, the more chance you have that we still have a spot for you. Before the former USSR split up in separate countries (some of them are in Europe now), the iconic Mount Blanc was the highest mountain in Europe. Hence this epic trek around the Mont Blanc massif is a bucket list item for many hikers. For more than ten days we will circle around the mountain starting off in France, passing through Italy on the way to Switzerland and back to France. No doubt that, if you love mountains, this is one of the most amazing treks on the planet. Day in day out we will be treated with unforgettable vistas and panoramas, while working our way from one mountain hut/hostel to the next. An epic journey of 170km with 10,000m elevation gain. We will hike the entire circuit (and some of the detours), so we will not have land transfers or cable car rides from one place to another as this is the case for many other organised treks. Due the remoteness of some of the mountain huts/hostels, luggage transfer is impossible and since you will not find any porter service, you have to keep your luggage to the minimum (or suffer carrying a heavy load). We will spend the night in mixed dorms and will have our meals in the accommodation places, so there is no need to carry tent, sleeping bag, food, cooking stuff, etc. There should be no AMS concern as we hardly surpass the 2500m asl mark and temperatures should remain in the 13-26 degrees Celsius range.