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My wife and I joined a group of friends and acquintances to climb Gunung Angsi on 11th February, 2007.
Gunung Angsi is not a high mountain. It is only about 825m high. It is situated somewhere between Senawang and Kuala Pilah in the state of Negeri Sembilan of Malaysia.
From Senawang Toll Plaza of the North-South Highway we drove a short distance to a point some 3 km before the Ulu Bendul Recreation Park, parked our cars on the road side and started to climb.
It was a pretty steep climb right from the beginning all the way until we reached the half-way point where a beautiful clearing among the trees makes a breezy, rejuvenating camp-site. We met a group of people from Seremban there. They had hung up their hammocks, laid out their floor mats and were preparing tea. They told us they enjoyed the place so much that they came up almost every weekend.
The second half of the climb was over undulating terrain. We had to descend into small ravines before gaining more height until we finally reached the peak.
We spent about one hour on the peak enjoying a panoramic view of Senawang town on one side and the main range on the other.
Several other trails lead to the peak, including one that starts from within Ulu Bendul Recreation Park.
It took me about 2.5 hours to reach the peak. Going down was faster, only 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The weather was very kind to us. It was not too hot and was very breezy. I would expect the climb to be very much tougher had it rained.
article published 2/14/2007