Past Meetup

Pine Tree Trail Bukit Fraser - Difficulty: Hard - Rating 3.0 (KK-training)

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15 people went

Clock Tower Bukit Fraser

Fraser Hill · Pahang

How to find us

The clock tower is right at the entrance of Bukit Fraser.

Location image of event venue

Details

In fact there is NO waiting list; everybody who confirms can participate. You have to submit a form in order to participate.

1. Click "Join the waiting list" (top - right corner)if you're SURE you want to participate

2. Please click here (http://www.klhiking.com/participation4.htm) and fill in the form to confirm your participation.

3. Immediately after you have confirmed, you will receive an e-mail with the carpooling link. Please check your spam folder!

4. After we have received your submission, we will change your status to "Attending". Only after we have received the form, your status will be changed! We have to change your status manually, so please be patient... :) The form can also be submitted using mobile phones.

This hike and the hike to Sungai Merah will take place simultaneously. From the summit of Pine Tree, the hike to Sungai Merah continues.

The Pine Tree Trail at Fraser's Hill is a tricky hike. It has multiple ascents and descents, but most of all hundreds of stair steps, which also makes it an ideal training ground for a Mount Kinabalu climb.

The trailhead is located relatively high in Fraser's Hill, which makes this hike special because it is most probably one of the few hikes where one has to start with a descent.

The difference in altitude between the trailhead and the summit is less than 200m but the total ascent/descent will reach almost 1500m.

This is a hike which is suitable for “beginners” and “less experienced hikers”, provided you are physically fit. Please read the “Beginners” hike message on the message board to avoid all misunderstandings...

Please note that Bukit Fraser is a 2 hours drive from KL, so hopefully carpooling can be arranged 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! For this hike, the carpooling fee is fixed at RM15.00 per passenger. Passengers, please don't wait for your driver to ask for the fee...

It would be nice if you could change the hometown in your profile to the location of your residence (eg USJ 11, Damansara Perdana, SS 7, Sentul, Seksyen 5 Shah Alam, Bandar Puteri Puchong, Ampang, etc...). This will make carpooling efforts much easier.

In order to allow me to communicate directly with the participants, no guests are allowed. At many occasions in the past, guests were not properly briefed by their respective hosts. If you want your guests to participate, ask them to sign up as a member; it's free. They can cancel their membership after the hike if they want to.

Besides the classical hiking tips, please note the following:

wear shoes with profile (a pattern on the soles to prevent slipping and gliding)

rain gear is recommended

bring a towel and some dry clothes/shoes 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 we don't have to cross any streams

a pair of gloves doesn't weigh that much (thorns, roots, trees, mud)

bring a whistle, your personal first aid kit and a headlight

bring enough drinks and snacks (carbohydrates). For this trip isotonic drinks are not a luxury. You will need at least 3 to 4 liters of drinks. Dried fruits are preferred over chocolate...

leech protection is advised

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 on the top

Likely schedule:

07:15am Meet at the Clock Tower at Bukit Fraser

07:30am Set off to the trail head

07:45am Start hiking

10:00am - 11:30pm Reach summit of 1st and 2nd peak

12:30pm - 01:00pm Start descent

02:30pm - 04:00pm Drive back to KL

More info on the revised rating system can be found here: http://sn.im/klhiking.rating (http://www.meetup.com/KLhiking/pages/Hiking_rates_(revised_9th_July_2012)/)

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)