07 September 2009
Great Western Mountain
This is a colossal mountain in the central highlands situated in a very picturesque setting. If you travel by train you will see this between Thalawakele and Nanuoya, while passing Great Western railway station as seen in the above picture.
This is regarded as one of the more difficult climb in the hill country as there are a few sharp slopes to surmount to reach at the top.
Once I tried to climb this but could not complete it. We set off for Great Western on a Saturday morning from Colombo and got down at Great Western Station. We walked along the railway track and started climbing along the edge facing the railway track. We lost our way a few times and then finally got stranded at one of the steep edges. All of us were in a hurry to report back at work in the Monday morning, so sadly we had to call it off and return back home.
Anyway it was a great experience and hoping to do it again with a better plan soon.