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.
[simage=460,200,n,left,] The gunung bagging obsession can take you to some off-the-beaten path places, and our quick weekend to climb Gunung Tampomas was a good example. Gunung Tampomas is a mountain northeast of Sumedang – a town famous for its delicious Tahu (fried tofu). We set out one Saturday from Bogor with a rented car and … [Read more…]
[simage=588,200,n,left,]Before the start of the long wet season and some busy work schedules, we decided to squeeze in bagging one last local West Java volcano. Mount (Gunung) Papandayan is not a hard one to get to or climb because you pretty much drive into the crater, but somehow we failed to make it to the … [Read more…]
[simage=1793,200,n,left,]Taking advantage of the long weekend for Indonesian Independence Day (17th August), I went to climb West Java’s highest mountain – Gunung Ciremai – which is near to Cirebon on the north coast. Gill was away looking for Eucalyptus deglupta trees in Seram and Sulawesi (don’t ask), so I was hiking with Dan and Liz, … [Read more…]