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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Known Basic Techniques for Mountain Climbing

If you’re looking for a fun with mountain climbing and is fully decided to try mountain climbing, here are some tips that can help you reach the peak.

1) Decide your route for climbing to the mountain peak. Get the best climbing way that is most suitable for you and your entourage. Give attention to choose a mountain that is appropriate for the climbing technique you will apply. For example, if you are using rock climbing techniques then choose a mountain that has a low-rising footpath. In that way, you won’t be scraping your knees along the edges as much. If you also choose to hike through the summit but one that has overhanging ice, you won’t be able to reach the top.

2) You must be aware that with each step you take, the terrain you've to climbs gets steeper. Therefore, there is less oxygen and the climate gets harsher. Each step you take in mountain climbing is more difficult.

3) Equip yourself with the proper tool. You can get these at any outdoor sports store. May be in some junkyards or yard sales you can also found these tools. But if you are investing in mountain climbing activity, then you might as well get first-hand climbing gears.

Your mountain climbing tools should include the following:
  • backpack,
  • pair of climbing boots,
  • warm coat,
  • climbing map,
  • canteen to be filled with enough water,
  • first aid kit,
  • flashlight,
  • sunscreen,
  • sunglasses,
  • food that would last you during your entire mountain climbing excavation,
  • friend or mountain climbing companion, just never did the mountain climbing alone.
Making a checklist for the mountain climbing tools is very helpful.

You can also bring a light rifle (to protect yourself from wild beasts out on the mountain) and enough ammunition. If you’re mountain ice climbing, bring an ice axe and warm clothing. The rope will be very useful, so don't forget to carry enough ropes.

You’re actually climbing the mountain, so you have to get to it first. Upon arriving at the base of the mountain, you have to know what you’re doing before you start out the mountain climbing. Always be safe with each step that you take in the mountain climbing. Keep your ice axe within reach of your hand just in case the situation suddenly difficult and calls for it.

Everytime-everywhere you have to did mountain climbing, always remember not to get hypothermia, don’t get lost and don’t panic. These are a couple of key rules in the mountain climbing. Most importantly, it must have for fun.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Mount Singgalang

Coordinates: 0°23′24″S 100°19′51″E

Goto Singgalang Mountain Map

Singgalang Mountain Seen from Mount Marapi
Singgalang Seen from Marapi
Mount Singgalang formerly is a stratovolcano. But it has long been inactive. Unlike it's neighbour, Mount Marapi (Merapi), it is very old and extinct. No historical record for the volcanic activity of Mount Singgalang. It is a twin with Mount Tandikat, which is located to the south-southwest of Singgalang. However, Tandikat has had historical volcanic activity.
(Merapi in West Sumatra is different from Merapi in Central Java).

Friday, April 1, 2011

The Huge Crater Has Become an Exotic Highland: Dieng Plateau

Coordinate: 7.2°S-109.9°E / 7°12′0″S, 109°54′0″ E

Goto Dieng Highland Map
Dieng Highland Gate - Indonesian Mountain
Tourist Area Gate of Dieng Plateau

The highest highland in the world is Tibetan Plateau. The average elevation is over 4,500 meters, and all 14 of the world's 8000 meters and higher peaks are found in this region. Sometimes it called "the roof of the world," it is also the biggest plateau in the world with an area of 2.5 million square kilometers, about four times the size of France country (Wikipedia).

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