In remembering the late Bernard Lee Kar Giap
|(L-R) Ching Jin Yuan, Ching Jin Wei, Ching Neng Bin, Hn Cheah, Seu Kee Fong, Felicia Liew, Alice, Chong Chiew Lim|
Sometime in July, Mr. Chong Chiew Lim from Seremban, who is a good friend of the late Bernard Lee, requested whether I could guide his trekking friends up Gunung Suku. I immediately replied yes and the date was fixed on 16 August. On 15 August, five trackers (Chong Chiew Lim and wife Felicia Liew, Seu Kee Fong and wife Alice, and another Hn Cheah) drove to my Ipoh house. I took them to check-in to a budget hotel nearby and then went for dinner. My two sons from Subang Jaya arrived at about 10pm and they were very keen to trek Gunung Suku as they have heard so much of it. After the climb, Mr. Chong and gang continued their road journey to stay a night in Cameron Highland before driving back to Seremban the next day. This was my 3rd trek to the summit; first on 9.02.2014 and second on 12.04.2014. I like to thank Felicia Liew for writing the report on our trek. Append below is the report of the trek by Felicia Liew.
The Trek commenced at 9am. This is our first meeting with Mr. CHING NENG BIN and his two boys who drove all the way from KL to join us on this trek. The trail is fairly steep going up and down a few hills. The walk under the canopy of foliage is very refreshing and energizing. Twenty minutes uphill, Ching showed us the memorial in honor of his trekker and travelling companion, “Bernard Lee " and we observed a minute of silence and offered a prayer for him.
At Bernard's Place
At the false summit. It drizzled for a little while but luckily it stopped after a short while. We reached the 1st false summit where there is a wooden cow's with two horns (dead tree stump) around 11.45 am so we took our lunch break.
|Chong Chiew Lim and wife Felicia Liew|
|The father and sons team: Ching Jin Yuan, Ching Neng Bin, Ching Jin Wei|
The mushrooms of Gunung Suku.
The millipede of Gunung Suku.