Hiking Gunung Ulu Sepat is no walk in the park. Standing as the 7th highest mountain (2161 masl) in Peninsula Malaysia , the terrain to the top can be treacherous amongst mud and thick vegetation. Hikers carefully climb over rivers, balance on logs and try to keep themselves warm in the late evenings. Wilderness isn’t all they face, they must learn to get along as a team and to be understanding of the people they meet in local villages along the way.
The hikers all set out on the path for different reasons. Maybe to test their own physical fitness, prove that they can finish something that they started or to take an opportunity to get close to nature. Despite what got them on the trail, when they reach their goal, they have all learned lessons that will affect them once they return to their lives. When we asked some of these hikers what lessons really stood out to them, here’s how they responded. [Read more…]