Friday, May 21, 2010

GUNUNG TAHAN - LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO!

بِسْــــــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِارَّحْمَنِ ارَّحِي

I'll be leaving for Merapoh by train on Thursday night next week. I have less than 6 days to buy things for the trip. I have got most of the items to bring with the exception of some food stuffs. Included in the to-buy list are serunding daging, pita bread, fried ikan bilis, raisins and chocolates.

Other than food stuffs, I also need to buy/get medicines like panadol, buscopan, and medicines for diarrhoea. This time around I will have no choice but to depend on water source in the jungle. I hope I'll be able to boil the water first before consumption. But who knows? I may need to drink raw water from the mountain! If I have to, it's not going to be the first time as I drank raw water twice already in my previous hiking trip in Nuang and Angsi.

As for the training, I really hope that I am physically prepared. With the exception of the two weeks in early May, I have never stopped going to the gym and hiking during weekend. Health wise, I am almost recovered from the fever and flu that I got for more than 2 weeks. I am still coughing a little bit. I expect to be fully recovered by Sunday.

The sad part is my wife and two children are not okay now. I had to go on half day EL in the afternoon (today) as I had to look after them and also to send my eldest son to his tuition class. Because of this, I had also cancelled the plan to go to Angsi via Bukit Putus tomorrow. However, they will recover just in time for me to join the other group on Sunday. Insyaallah!

I am ready for Tahan now and my only pray is for us to have clear sky all day long! It's only for 4 days and I hope the weather will be friendly to me during that time!

Dear readers! wish me all the best!

4 comments:

nz نورأزيندا said...

Semoga Selamat Pergi & Selamat Kembali..
Amin! Good Luck Abg Chik

Jerry Tok said...

Hi there, I'm excited for you. I've been to Tahan 3 times and I'm a fan. Tahan can be quite addictive, you keep wanting to go back.

Anyway, I really wouldn't recommend that you drink the water direct from the source. Have you heard of Puritab? It's a brand of water purification tablets. I've been using it for more than 15 years. I've never get myself into trouble drinking contaminated water. I know sometimes the water looks really innocent, but you never know what is upstream that could contaminate the water.

All the best and have fun!!!

Azreen said...

surprise! make sure you fit to go, ok!

Small Hiker said...

Jerry, thank you for the advice. I'll do that and buy the pill as well!

Reen!, it's a surprise and thank you.

Azinda, thank you sista!