So after Kinabalu, I had to do another climb. In came Gunung Kerinchi and standing at 3805 metres, it was not only the highest peak in the whole of Sumatra, it was also the highest volcano in Indonesia amongst 150+ others.
After Climbing Kerinchi, I felt a strong connection with the mountain because it was not only difficult to climb it but it also provided a sense of serenity that no other place had before. I felt that the weather conditions and the steepness of the climb provide excellent opportunity to test one’s true trekking skills.
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So, Thats a Wrap for this adventure in Kerinchi. 3805metres. The mountain was sentimental to me. It was steep, cold, windy, and most important of all, it was risky. Knowing that it just erupted recently in 2004, it was thrilling to embark on this trip. I would return back in 2009 to climb this mountain again. I learnt a lesson during this trip and that was be prepared. We were ill-prepared for this trip and I promised that the next time I would climb, it would be with better equipment. But I was still urging to climb something else.
The next trip would test me in terms of endurance. I would try and hit the deep jungles of Pahang. Mount Tahan (Malay: Gunung Tahan), at 2,187 m, is the highest point in Peninsula, Malaysia It is located within the Taman Negara national forest, in the state of Pahang. In addition, I will show you pictures of my trip to Kerinchi in my second trip in 2009.
I'm an aspiring climber from the tiny island of Singapore looking constantly at different places of the world, looking for places to exploit and fill up my adventure gauge which is always hanging in the balance.
I graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Outdoor And Adventure Learning and I believe that I'm a true advocate of the outdoors.
The first trip that I did was to Mount Ophir, standing at 1276 metres in Johor Bahru. The feeling of being immersed within nature and actually climbing to the top was just rejuvenating. From then since, I've climbed a total of 41 mountains around the world, highest being Mount Everest South Summit at 8700m and two 7000m peaks called Lenin Peak and Peak Korzhenescaya.
Currently, I'm managing sales and marketing at a rock-climbing company and forming my own adventure company, JTrace, focusing on adventure trips consultation, training clients for their own Everest, corporate team building, inspirational speaking sessions and brand ambassadorship.
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2 thoughts on “Gunung Kerinchi – 3805m (2008)”
Hi Jeremy , your blog is very interesting & motivating !! Just keep climbing & writing !! I am 62 & doing my first climb in mid July ! Would u just comment if I am fit enuf to do climb Kota Kinabalu if currently I can do two hours of non-stop climbing of HDB staircase & /or run 21 km ?
Hi Charles, thanks for your kind words!!! Yes you are in very good shape for Kinabalu and I’m very sure Kinabalu will be rather easy for someone of your fitness level. Even some of the guys I train for my climbs cannot do 21km runs.
I wish you all the best for your climb and if you need any advise whatsoever, please email me directly.
I hope to be as active as you when I reach your age. 🙂