Papua

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A view from summit ridge.. (photo by Nur Anggit Tri Rohmadi)

Langit tetap cerah, sejauh ini tidak ada awan mendung yang menghalangi pemandangan bintang-bintang yang menemani tahapan awal pendakian ini, membuat kami bersemangat saat melakukan pendakian. Berulang kali kami menyempatkan diri menengadah ke atas untuk mengecek kondisi cuaca dan tidak berhenti bersyukur mendapati langit tetap cerah. Pendakian menuju Teras Kecil cukup lancar, walaupun kami mendapati bagian mantel yang terkelupas sepanjang 10-15 cm di dua titik tali kernmantel yang terpasang setelah anchor kedua dan ketiga. Namun bagian inti tali masih tetap bagus, berarti tali masih aman untuk digunakan. Tali-tali ini sebenarnya baru saja dipasang beberapa bulan yang lalu oleh teman-teman pendaki dari Wanadri untuk menggantikan tali pengaman lama..

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Carstensz Pyramid, 4,884m asl.. (photo by Cecep Lutfianto)

Bintang bertaburan di langit yang cerah, ketika seluruh anggota tim bangun di pagi dini hari untuk mulai mempersiapkan pendakian hari ini. Seketika itu juga tenda-tenda di basecamp Yellow Valley yang terletak di ketinggian 4,250m dpl itu dipenuhi oleh aktivitas tim yang merupakan bagian dari Ekspedisi 28 Gunung. Keenam orang yang sudah ditunjuk sebagai anggota tim summit sibuk mempersiapkan peralatan pendakian mereka, sementara anggota tim pendukung membantu mempersiapkan perbekalan yang akan dibawa oleh tim summit. Hari ini, tanggal 28 Oktober 2017. Target: summit attack puncak Carstensz Pyramid..

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Ngga Pulu peak, 4,862 meters above sea level... (photo by Endrayana)

Ngga Pulu, 4,862 meters above sea level… (photo by Endrayana)

The wind blows hard, making a loud noise when it hit the tent wall. The temperature drops to below zero degrees Celsius. We are all safe and warm inside our sleeping bags in the tent. But our thoughts are out there, thinking about our friends who are still out there trekking from Bali Dump heading to the basecamp at an altitude of 4,330m above sea level, where we set up our camp. Walking through Meren Valley (Lembah Danau-danau) and Pintu Angin during the night amid strong winds and low temperatures like this, our physical condition would be easily and quickly dropped. The falling rain would also further hamper their trip and make it more difficult..

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The Idenberg Lake Is Just Steps Away..!

The Idenburg Lake Is Just Steps Away..!

Heavy snow restricts us from being able to move freely. Moreover, we must be careful not to step and fall in between sharp stones covered with snow. Slowly, we slip through the gap down the steep ridge. “The lake is in sight ..!”, one of the trip member at the front yells. Yes, that is the Idenburg lake, our destination of this trip. Located at a steep valley on the side slopes of the snow-covered Ngga Pilimsit peak, the beauty of the lake and its surrounding scene made all of our effort trekking down the snowy slopes of Sudirman range since dawn paid off..

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Tanjung Bira Beach, Bulukumba, South Sulawesi..

Traveling around an archipelago like Indonesia, you will easily find beaches everywhere. From a white-smooth-sandy beach like Tanjung Bira in South Sulawesi, to granite-rocks-formed beaches in Bangka-Belitung islands. Most of those beaches are still untouched, preserving the beauties for last. I got the chance to visit few of those beautiful beaches, and still many more lining up in my list to visit… Continue Reading