You name it, hiking, mountain climbing, kayaking, rafting, camping, scuba diving and etc. I did them all! But of course as my age is catching up, I did less of them now. Huhuhu…well at least I lived my life to the fullest right?
-A speech by Ketua Pengakap Negara “Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Paduka Dr Haji Shafie bin Haji Mohd Salleh”-
One of the mountains in Kuching, I hiked before was Mount Serapi. It’s not too far away from Kuching city but once you reach the top, the air is as cool as your home air conditioner. As if, you are far far away from Kuching. I went there for a Scout activity in 1991 with my fellow Scouters but I forgot how tiring it was. So, to rediscover the feeling, I decided to take up the challenge once again through another Scout activitiy called “Climbathon”.
I brought 11 students with me. They were excited about the climc but I think they regretted it too. Hahaha! But again, they reached the top earlier than me. It took me 2 hours and 10 minutes to reach the top and I don’t remember taking that long to do so when I was young. Nevertheless, I’m proud of myself having to reach the top together with young, strong and enthusiastic climbers.
Regular runners really amazed me, they ran to the top and ran down to the finishing line below. I simply could’t comprehend where they got the stamina from. These people must have ran to work everyday. Hahaha! But it’s okay, I met all my good friends on the top of the hill. It was fun and chilled. Taking photo was a must. The Sabahan climbers were very proud that they conquered the mountain. The showed off their flags proudly. But me? I just showed my towel. Huhu!
-With my buddy, Ernie Angel Konnor-
-With my buddy Nicholas Gudem-
Finally, I got my medal and certificate. Those proofs made me happy! oh yeah!
-My medal and certificate-