AS IF pursuing a degree is not enough of an uphill task, the members of the Taylors Business School Sky Adventure Club are seeking higher challenges.
Formed by a group of adventurous students in early June this year, the club was set up to train students to be self-reliant and independent.
Said president James Wong, 20, The members are guided and trained to organise healthy activities such as jungle trekking, camping, para-sailing, snorkelling, and rock climbing, which can enrich their outdoor experiences.
To kick things off, the club embarked on their first journey up Gunung Nuang (1,493m)in Hulu Langat, Selangor recently.
This is the first step for us to boost our stamina before embarking on the greater challenge of scaling Mount Kinabalu at the end of the year, added Wong, who has had more than three years experience in mountain and rock climbing.
A total of 10 students started their trekking up to Lolo camp in the evening and managed to reach their campsite before dawn.
The second-year students said that they camped on the hill for a night and started their trekking at five in the morning to reach their mid-point camp Camp Pacat and the mountain peak by afternoon.
It was an exhilarating experience for everyone in the team, especially for new climber Beatrice Goh, 18.
Some parts of the route were so steep, they were almost vertical.
However, the scenery that awaited us at the peak was worth the effort, she said adding that the exotic and rare tropical flora and fauna made it a memorable adventure too.