Monday, March 15, 2010
NIKE ACG all the way
Hey U! How are things? I'm doing all right and just came back from Taman Negara Endau Rompin in Johor. I was there for my X-plorasi shoot and as always, it was an awesome and stress free trip. Anyway, I just want to share with you about how important it is to have good equipments and footwear especially if you want to go jungle trekking or do any adventure sports.
As you can see, the picture on the left is my ever trusting NIKE ACG (all conditions gear). I have had this for about 3 years now and I have been using it for all my Xplorasi shoot. This shoes have seen better days..The worst condition this shoes has ever been in was when I climbed Mount Murud in Sarawak - 2423 Metres (highest in Sarawak). It was the most memorable climb because it was really hard and we had to face too many challenges such as the rain, the mud, the slippery tracks and logs, the semi-ruined bridge built by the people and bla bla bla..
When we were on our down from the mountain, just when we thought we had the car waiting for us, turned out that the car couldn't climbed the slippery logging road because of the rain the night before. So guess what??!! We had to walk aaaallllll the way down to where the car was, 3 hours extra after going down from the mountain from 7am-5pm(when we reached the foot of the mountain).
To make things worse, as soon as we reached the car and had put our equipments and bags in it, the car got stuck in the mud!!! and couldn't move! In Sarawak, to get from 1 kampung to another takes 4-6 hours depending on the conditions of the road, and we are not talking about tar road, total logging red earth looking road. So, we actually walked all the way back to the lodge, in the dark, and my NIKE ACG was covered in mud. It became so heavy, i think it weighed in at 2kilos! Seriously! We only got back at midnight. Imagine having to walk down the mountain and back to the lodge from 7am-midnight. I was very lucky to have my super strong shoes coz it helped me get through the toughest time in climbing a mountain. And the shoes is still good for me to wear in my next adventure. Belum koyak yet :p! hehehe
The look of happiness at the peak of Mount Murud! heheh WE DID IT with my NIKE ACG!
OH! and by the way, after that trip, i came back with bronchitis! due to sleeping in wet clothes for 3 days coz of the rain.
p/s: it was colder than Mount Kinabalu..then. :