A week after getting back from Flores, we grabbed our chance to bag Gede and Pangrango, two volcanoes that are located close to Bogor. We had intended to climb during the fasting month of Ramadan when the paths and campgrounds would be quiet, but the whole park was closed for “restoration” work. We hoped the park would be quieter after Ramadan as it was getting late in the season.
We’re a little bit late making this post, but life after a holiday can get pretty hectic, especially if the weekend after you get back you head off and climb another 3,000 m + volcano. The end of Ramadan is ideal time for a holiday escape from busy Java, and we’ve been planning a trip to Flores since we arrived in Indonesia. Finally we made it there and it was well worth the trip.
[singlepic id=1055 w=320 h=240 float=left]After a lot of hard work at the evenings and weekend, with my fellow Brit Daniel Quinn, I am finally launching a website project about climbing (bagging) the mountains and volcanoes of Indonesia. We’re getting some good press, including a Lifestyle section front page spread in the Sunday Jakarta Post: Climb … [Read more…]