Some Tips on Traveling to the Mountains – For lovers of beautiful scenery, you will definitely choose to climb the mountain or look for lodging with beautiful mountain views. Here are some tips that you can do
1. Learn the location of the mountain to climb
One important preparation before climbing a mountain is to learn the terrain and location of your destination mountain. Because, each mountain has a different climbing route.
On Mount Kerinci, for example, the majority of the climbing terrain there is sand and mud. On Mount Rinjani, you have to walk uphill with a terrain that is almost 45 degrees.
You can learn the location of climbing from various sources on the internet, sites such as detikTravel or ask climbers who have tried it. By knowing the terrain of the trip, you can prepare the logistics and stamina appropriately.
2. Exercising before going up the mountain
Do not take the trip up the mountain lightly. It takes a fit stamina and good body condition for a traveler to be able to reach its peak.
It’s a good idea to exercise a few weeks before the day of the hike, such as jogging. Uphill hiking trails, cold air, and depleted oxygen will be the toughest obstacles. Do exercise regularly and regularly, don’t forget to balance your rest time.
3. Provide equipment carefully and precisely
The equipment commonly carried by climbers is a carrier bag, hiking shoes, jacket, penknife, raincoat, portable cooking utensils, flashlight, whistle, compass, and first aid kit. If you are camping in the mountains, don’t forget to bring a mattress, tent, and sleeping bag.
The carrier bag must be adjusted to the duration of the trip. If the trip is long, you can bring a carrier bag with a size of 80 liters. For portable cookware, there are two types, namely nesting or trangia. The difference is, nesting uses a stove with a mini hi-cook gas and for trangia using spirit. Just choose according to your needs!
Regarding the sleeping bag, it’s a good idea to use the mummy type rather than the blanket type. This mummy-type sleeping bag follows the body’s groove, shrinks at the feet and has a zipper on the side. This keeps you warmer when camping in the mountains.
4. Register first
Usually, some mountains have a permit that requires climbers to fill in personal data and the length of the trip. Do not ignore the place, because the officers there will later help you.
Some of the mountains that are popular and require the climber to obtain a climbing permit are Mount Kerinci, Mount Gede-Pangrango, Mount Argopuro, and Mount Semeru.
If you don’t come down the mountain on the day written, the local officials will be on the lookout for you. They will comb the mountains to find you. They are the first people on the front line to help you.