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Gunung Rinjani

It’s the third highest mountain in Indonesia and the second highest volcano after Kerinci, but thanks to its stunning scenery – arguably some of the best in the world, Rinjani has become the most climbed expedition peak (that would exclude walks in the park like Mt Bromo) in Indonesia.

The popularity of the mountain notwithstanding, this is a challenging expedition not be to be trifled with, especially if you plan to do the summit. Injuries are very common on this mountain. If you don’t see them on the mountain, you are likely to see them at the airport.

I embarked on a solo trip to Rinjani on 7th August 2017. In spite of all the research and preparation, things didn’t work out exactly as planned. Nevertheless, it was a very rewarding experience. Check out my video.


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Updated: October 10, 2017 — 10:14 am

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