We arrived at Thredbo Resort around noon. The weather was just nice, not too hot but not too windy either. But still, I depended on shades and a handkerchief so much just to avoid the UV sinking deep into my skin. Sunscreen? Nope. Not effective at all, even if the SPF was 150, I still look like a barbecued human in the end. Not just me, everyone literally looked toasted. What you get from being under the sun for 5 hours without any protection. Having a burnt face was the memorable souvenir I got, coming back from Australia. How sad lol...
As we paired when getting onto the chairlift, the ride took us about 10-15 mins to reach to the tracks. There were many tracks of different names, this I dont quite get. There was Charlotte Pass, Main Range Walk, Main trail..in the end its just a bunch of tracks that will lead you to somewhere. Farah was the leader of this journey so we followed her until we reached the summit. We basically just walked and stopped at a few spots that were picture worthy. I think the first stop was the Mt. Kosciuszko Lookout, whereby a spot that overlooks a view of Mt. Kosz's summit, which was our main destination. We stopped there for a quick lunch. Most of the visitors made a stop at the lookout and then resume back to Thredbo Chairlift.
And we begin...
The track is really user friendly. Most of the visitors that come here are old peeps. They go for bush walking and hiking just to fill in their leisure time.
Ok naik tangga already semputs. Lol
And time out.
Roti sardine for lunch. Yums
No, this aint the summit yet. Baru lookout tapi dah acah-acah sampai summit haha
Finally! Alhamdulillah we reached the summit around 430pm. We had to actually walk in circular motion, in order to reach to the summit. So its less exhausting!
Aside from mineral water, this energy bar is quite the boost to keep going.
We met this irish man from Melbourne, whom was traveling alone.
Polaroids from Farah's camera hehe.
Munirah Izzah. SPM top 20 in Malaysia. Budak genius ni!
The mandatory picture at the summit. Semangat cinta terhadap tanah air tidak pernah pudar. Maka si Farah Latep ni brought along the Malaysian flag and stuffed it in her backpack. Picture wise that is! Taken by the irish man. Thanks mate!
We rested about an hour there. I took the time to slowly digest and reflect on the wonderous view. Importing the pictures from my laptops folder and seeing how breathtaking it looks on the computer screen, justifies that it was much more beautiful when seen from the eyes. I truly miss seeing this kind of view, it was very comforting and calming. It was just the sky, the mountains, the birds, the wind and us. I felt really connected to the nature and I took time to ponder on how glorious Allah's creation is. If this is the kind of heaven you'd see on earth, I bet 100 millions times better in Allah's paradise. MashaAllah. Thank you for the wonderful moment you spared for us. Thank you for easing the journey too!
The valleys and mountains also reminded me of a story with the Prophet Muhammad SAW and Gabriel alaihissalam. Will elaborate more on the next post, and also the experience in camping overnight in the middle of the mountains and valleys.