To avoid the heat we arrived early at our meeting point, the gates of Taman Pertanian a forest reserve and National Botanical Garden on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. Amy and Ade had managed to sign up 22 nut jobs for this jungle assault course. We were bussed deep into the native forest and preceded with our safety training, while all the time I was trying to look lighter than I was so they wouldn’t send me home. Without a weighing scales in sight, we did the brief training session and were shown to the rope ladder which led to a platform way up at the top of the jungle canopy. Everybody else seemed happy and unconcerned which I guess was easier for those with considerably lower gravitational pull. So with thoughts of Sir Isaac Newton and the worrying fact that what goes up must come down I began the long haul up the rope ladder. Once up on the initial platform though, all thoughts of gravity went straight out of my head, suddenly I was Rambo, with no ammo, just me and the elevated assault course through the jungle. I could taste the adrenalin in my mouth, this was life or death, real survival stuff, it was really high, but also really exciting, nerves soon gave way to fun and the mish mesh of rope ladders and tight rope’s and “flying fox” cable slides was a total blast. Rambo won, nobody was killed and I can vouch that the stated weight limit for Skytrex of 100Kg’s is thankfully at least 25% out! I’m also hoping that the experience and carabineer training will be of additional benefit for those of us taking the Via Feretta decent route, on Kinabalu which I sincerely hope is also over engineered for non average Malaysian’s!