Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Gunung Trusmadi 2,642m

Nepenthes lowii
Date: 02 May 2007 - 06 May 2007
Location: Gunung Trusmadi, Sabah
From: TVRC, Tambunan, Sabah
Altitude: 2,642m ASL
Difficulty: 6.7/10
Hike duration: 2D1N
A.K.A.: G2 of Malaysia
Camera: Canon EOS 350D
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC
Filter: Hoya CPL
Post editing: PS CS2
Organizer: Dan
Members: Lucy, KL Tan, Doreen, Kah Fai, Ong Lee and CS Law
Guide: 1 local guide from TVRC
My reason to go there: An important mountain to conquer in order to complete G12. Also was really interested to see the endemic Nepenthes x trusmadiensis and Nepenthes lowii

Other places visited: Tambunan (坦布南), Keningau (根地咬), Tenom (丹南) + Kota Kinabalu (亚庀) of Sabah
I have selected some pictures from a trip to Gunung Trusmadi for this album.
Gunung Trusmadi (2,642m/8,665ft) is the second highest mountain in Malaysia. Located 70km Southwest of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and rarely visited.

Trekking to the summit of Trusmadi takes only 1 day, passing through semi-cultivated land and rural villages and a night in the wilderness. Vegetation changes on the ascent from the lowland Dipterocarp Rainforest to Hill Forest through to Montane Oak Forest and up on to stunted Bonsais on the summit. On a clear day, Mount Kinabalu can be seen from Trusmadi.... and I was there on a clear day, super!

Other places visited were Keningau and Tenom...


Nepenthes x trusmadiensis
Nepenthes x trusmadiensis

Nepenthes edwardsiana