Thursday, September 07, 2017

Bukit Sium Ukap Exploration The Batang Ai National Park River 休谟无卡山探险记,巴当艾河国家公园

The Batang Ai National Park jetty, the only was to go to either the longhouse, the Park HQ, or the mountains nearby is by boat.

A group photo at the Batang Ai Dam. this dam was completed in 1985

Sun Halo on our hiking day to Bukit Sium, Batang Ai National Park.

Clinic inside the Batang Ai National Park conservation area

A part of our journey was being blocked by logs many rotten logs, and we have to slowly push away the logs to navigate our way over.

Upon reaching the upriver area, rapid current can be seen, and some swirls also.

Along the trail up the Bukit Sium, we saw some branches are carefully place on the ground, but we are not sure what is it use for.

Many mushroom grows on the tree trunk

Very small spiders a lot of them 

Huge mushroom which is bigger than my 5" smart phone

Iban burial ground. The burial jars has names being carve on the wood respectively. Mambang Dauk (who die in 1951), Merayang Matu (in 1950), and Malong Dauk (in 1947). 

We manage to reach the summit with about 4 hours, at 710 m ASL. Next to us is one of the Iban burial jar. As advice by our local guide we did not camp at the burial site, but descent a few meter down for camp in order to pay respect to the dead. 

Its very heavy to carry our hammock, and water. So we have limited water to use, we carefully calculate the water that we can use for cooking, drinking, and for descend the next day.

We are all Hennessy Hammock users, the expedition edition! 
The day when we ascent to the mountain, it was a hot day, and the waterfall has not much water.
The day we descent back to the base again, and heavy downpour the whole day, water starts to flow to the Ai river (Batang Ai)
The small waterfall on the base of the mountain
Stop by at the Park HQ to take a group photo with the signboard.

About Bukit Sium Ukap 
715 Meter Above Sea Level
Highest Mount in Batang Ai National Park

The staring hike is a steep climb on the sium ridge, and then continues along the undulating ridge through good forest for a further few kilometer then to a high point of the ridge, Bukit Ngalan kempas. Then lastly to the highest point of Bukit Sium Ukap. Several steep hills in the area are called Bukit Sium and the exct name of this particular hill is Bukit Sium Ukap. Sium in Iban word means to sniff. At the summit there is a old survey beacon ground being cleared long time ago, and is now being taken back by nature, therefore not much view can be seen on the summit.

一开始就要攀升陡峭的山脊,然后沿着波涛粼粼的山脊继续穿过几公里森林。然后将会抵达山脊的高点,叫 BUKIT NGALAN。 最后到休谟无卡 (BUKIT SIUM UKAP)的最高点。 该地区的几个陡峭的山丘被称为休谟(BUKIT SIUM),这个特殊的山丘的名字叫做休谟无卡(BUKIT SIUM UKAP)。 这个休谟的意思是嗅,很久以前有一个旧的调查信号塔在,还有一片空地,但是现在正在被大自然慢慢的夺回,所以在最高这里看不见什么景色。
The red line is our trail, its about 45.4km from the Jetty to the Longhouse and to Bukit Sium trail head.
Its only about 715m high, the hard part is our heavy backpack about 15kg each. With our standard gear, hammock, water, food, and clothes. 


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