GUNUNG LEDANG TANGKAK JOHOR 17~18 March 2018

Gunung Ledang Tangkak Johor Expedition with Brahim’s
17~18 March 2018

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Cabaran dan nikmat mendaki Gunung Ledang yang penuh misteri 

Alhamdulillah, Pada 17 dan 18 Mac, seramai 45 orang pendaki selamat sampai ke Puncak Gunung Ledang dan berjaya mengibarkan bendera Brahims di situ.

Pendakian bermula dengan pendakian anak tangga (700 lebih) yang menguji ketahanan awal pendaki. Alhamdulillah kesemua peserta berjaya mengatasinya dan meneruskan pendakian ke Kem Kolam Gajah yang merupakan kemsite untuk XPDC ini.

Kemudian, peserta turun ke kemsite untuk bermalam. 

Keesokan paginye, selepas sarapan Brahims Adventure Pack, peserta menuju ke Air Terjun TwinFall dan di sini mereka menikmati curahan air terjun yg menyegarkan, sambil sebahagian daripada mereka membuka dapur untuk menikmati Brahims Adventure Pack di tepi air terjun. Baru dapat feel, kata mereka.

Selepas itu, kesemua peserta sama-sama membersihkan kemsite dan membawa turun sampah. Dan Alhamdulillah kesemua peserta berjaya turun dengan selamatnya.

Kredit: Hiking.my

Participants pictured together before the expedition.
Participants pictured together before the expedition.
Participants at the summit of Gunung Ledang
Participants at the summit of Gunung Ledang
Participants at the campsite before returning home.
Participants at the campsite before returning home.

Preparation

 

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Flagging off participants

 

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Expedition begins

 

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Kolam Gajah Campsite 

 

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Overnight at Camp Site

 

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TwinFall Waterfall

 

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Journey to the peak continues

 

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At the peak of Gunung Ledang

 

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Feast in the jungle

 

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Descending from the summit

 

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About Gunung Ledang

 

Source: Johor National Parks Corporation

Panaramic view of Gunung Ledang

Source: Johor National Parks Corporation
Source: Johor National Parks Corporation

Scenic view of waterfall at Gunung Ledang 

Source: Johor National Parks Corporation
Source: Johor National Parks Corporation

Flora and fauna at Gunung Ledang 

Source: Johor National Parks Corporation
Source: Johor National Parks Corporation

Top view Gunung Ledang 

Source: Johor National Parks Corporation

Capture the splendor of raw mountain adventures on legendary Gunung Ledang (Mt. Ophir). Trek up the magical jungle-capped mountain. Cool off in the rushing waters of Puteri Falls. Discover a world alive with the wonders of nature at her finest.

For a “get-away-from-it-all” in cozy chalets within magnificent woodland settings, camping in the rugged wilds, or a convention amidst nature. Seek out the challenges of outdoor activities for personal and organizational development, or just go on an expedition to the peak and get natural mountain high!

Gunung Ledang National Park lies just inside Johor’s border with Melaka state, about 30 km from the town of Muar.

The park surrounds the fabled Mount Ophir, now called Gunung Ledang (Mount Ledang).

Be that as it may, it is the highest mountain in Johor state and it’s accessible location, being only a couple of hours drive from both Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, means that it is one of the most popular and frequently climbed mountains in Malaysia.

There are various legends pertaining to the mountain involving a magical princess, gold and silver deposits, the famous warrior Hang Tuah and more. It is regarded as a spiritual place. One of the reputed origins for the name Ophir is the Greek word meaning snake and some say the mountain is guarded by legions of snakes.

Once upon a time, the wildlife at Gunung Ledang National Park was even more exotic. When Alfred Russel Wallace, the famous naturalist who discovered the boundary between the Oriental and Australian zoological regions (Wallace Line), visited Mount Ophir in 1854 he was so enchanted by the place that he spent a week there during which time he noted the presence of tigers, rhinoceros, and elephants.

 

 Source: Johor National Parks Corporation