Zugspitze Summit Log (#15267)
- Signed By: Y.T. Cheong
- Date Submitted: July 23, 2004
For the past ten years I've climbed G.Ledang using the Sagil route, six times with my son. Each time we summited and spent two nights there. It's such a wonderful place that I would always feel the urge go there every two yrs or so, but my latest visit on 3 July 2004 was a great disappointment as I had to turn back at CP1. Before that, at the ranger's office I learnt that beside the need to pay a number of fees, hiring a mountain guide was compulsory; and it was not cheap. However after registration, the ranger told me I could negotiate with the Taman Negara staff on hiring mountain guide at CP1. After reaching CP1 I had to turn back when the negotiation failed. The reason was I did not have enough money as it was rather expensive. I don't mind paying the other fees like entrance fees to the resort, registration fees, camping fees, nature conservation fees and insurance fees. These are the fees that I came to know about when the ranger handed me a list and told me this is harga baru. I would like to suggest that hiring the guide be made optional. Would be climbers should bring enough money and go in a bigger group to share the cost of hiring the guide.