Monday, October 06, 2014

Gunung Irau, Brinchang

I have started to go back to my old hobby of hiking.

Irau or also known as Mossy Hill is the 15th tallest peak in the country.

Difficulty level - during my hike was... God level. Seriously; it was rainy season and there was thunderstorm along the way.

Three of us; two kaki Moongate/No5 went to Irau initially planned for day trip. But after some googling by me; I thought this is not possible. Irau is by no means the most challenging hike but the trail is wet and muddy.

So we decided that overnight after the hike will be the correct thing to do instead.

We started the hike at 2000m above sea level; using car. This also means that Irau actually, although is the 15th tallest peak by measurement, the hike is actually not as high because hike will only start at 2000m.

You must bring at least 1.5litre to go up; to wash yourself when you reach the peak because it is surely wet and muddy, according to the guide. When I went, the mud is almost 90% of the trail.

It took us 4 hours plus to reach Mini Irau and another 1 hour to reach the peak. Super slow.

I would not suggest Irau for beginner, the hike is actually quite technical and risky with many difficult climb along the way. However, the view along the way is breathtaking.

Macam lord of the ring punya jungle.

Alternatively, if I would go again, I will just drive until the starting point and bring a hot coffee, a book, and sit at one of the viewpoints.

Of course, with my superbike (lifelong dream)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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