I recently, or rather finally, went up to Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) in Johor, Malaysia. The trip was a recce to survey the mountain for its suitability for an upcoming programme for Primary 5 students from Madrasah Irsyad Zuhri Al-Islamiah.
To begin with, I was honestly awed to learn that the road into the Taman Negara side (Gate B) is now a proper road. 10 years ago, when I last climbed Gunung Ledang, the buses had to brave themselves to drive through a palm oil plantation, fearing that their tyres might get stuck in the mud.
For your information, climbers can only access the mountain through Taman Negara entrances from Kampung Sagil (Johor) or Asahan (Melaka). And after 10 years, the whole system of operation seems to have just got better! I was simply super impressed!
Below is a video (in Malay) by Taman Negara guide, Abang Moi about the mountain. Hope you are inspired to climb Gunung Ledang after this!
I will be posting more pictures of the base camp soon. Watch out this space!