From what we could see on our map, Gunung Beremban may be the second highest peak in the Cameron Highlands and since the highest peak has a road to the summit, we set out to climb the second highest mountain in the area instead.
After taking a short taxi ride from Tanah Rata to the Golf Course, we found the trail and headed up. It was a fairly challenging climb and was quite slippery and steep. We had to pay close attention to the map.
We heard many birds and animals, but didn’t see too many, but Kessler did find a giant (and colorful) roly poly big the size of a golf ball and I found a giant centipede. After 2.5 hours of hard climbing we found ourselves on the summit of Gunung Beremban. The views were somewhat limited due to tree cover and clouds, but it was a nice summit.
After enjoying the summit, we decided to head down the mountain via a different route. We took Path 8 down the mountain to the Robinson Waterfall. At first the trail was easier than the ascent route, but we had to cross a steep and difficult gorge with a fixed rope. It did rain a bit, which made the trails slippery. After the gorge, the trail descended very steeply down to the good and well used path near the waterfall.
We rested at the beautiful waterfall before heading down the good trail to the outskirts of Tanah Rata after which we walked back to the hotel.