Photos: Jeremy Hooper
Leaving from the border, we had a fast run into the base of Mt Gerai (10km, 10%). With temperatures in the high 30’s the afternoon's heavy rain was welcomed as we made it to Penang.
Waking to heavy rain had us layered up leaving Penang, the flattest stage of the trip. A warm and wet transfer stage before tomorrow's looming mountains.
We left Ipoh towards the Cameron highlands a 45km climb with lunch and a regroup at the top. The rain came as we ate, resulting in a very cautious long descent of the old road down towards Tapah.
A hot and fast day, had us on the busy KL highways on our run-in to the night's accommodation.
Talks of the toughest day on the trip - rolling hills all day, high temperatures and tired bodies.
The final stage, an early departure was paramount to make it to the border in time. A fast morning made for great progress, we arrived at the store in the late afternoon tired but happy, in time for the celebrations.