But it's still ok, I have Sia Ling's Skytrex photos to view and blog about now!! :-)
During the weekend I travelled down to KL again -- this time for an adventure amongst the treetops at Skytrex, Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya Shah Alam! Thanks to Chen Jie the organizer, a total of 19 people showed up that sunny morning. I say, daredevils we are not, just a bunch of working adults trying to recapture our youth!
Me and pretty Jace on the open-air bus
The last time I'd been to Taman Pertanian Bukit Cahaya, I was still a kid. It was a gruesome experience -- the memory of the open-air bus I was on running over that girl on a bicycle will be forever etched in my mind.
But nevermind, I was in a good mood that day and was determined to chase the devils of my childhood out of Taman Pertanian!
Gearing up - I love Chen Waan's waist! It's so tiny!! *envy*
Renting the climbing equipment is compulsory (no Spiderman here). Rental of the harness costs RM31.50 and you can either choose to rent the gloves for RM1 or buy disposable ones for RM2. The RM1 gloves stink.
No worries here, there are people to help you with the harness. The harness goes around your waist and pelvis, so it's kinda like a seat while you're suspended from mid-air. 3 things are hooked on your waist: 1 carabiner with short rope, 1 carabiner with long rope, and a pulley.
When you see horizontal ropes, unhook the pulley from your waist and hook it onto the safety rope. Hook the short carabiner on the pulley. Then hook the long carabiner onto the rope behind the pulley. When you see vertical ropes, hook both carabiners on the loop on the rope. The pulley is not needed.
Due to my well-known history of calamity incidents, I had to constantly remind myself each time to hook everything and double check, before leaping off the platform. Else, that's it. End of story.
All geared up!
Nicholas is getting more and more 'hiau' by the day. He won't take off his shades.
First Contender - the Brave Hau
This is the ladder each one of us had to climb. Imagine Jack climbing the beanstalk.
Lesson learnt from Skytrex
2. Life is like Flying Fox. Friends can only cheer you on and give you advice. But you are the one to summon your own courage and take the leap of faith.
Memoribilia - At least each of us got an S&M glove for keeping
All 19 of us!