Want to hike at night? You Must Apply This Protocol - JELAJAH LAGI - Mountains and Traveling Indonesia



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Climbing at night is not recommended because it has a higher level of danger than climbing during the day. Even so, it is not uncommon for climbers to be forced to climb at night such as a summit attack to catch the sunrise at the top of the mountain.
Even one of the legends in the world of Indonesian climbing is Djukrdi Adriana or who is familiarly called Uwa Bongkeng. Suggest to do the climb during the day and if it's 5 pm or before maghrib time, then look for a sloping place and set up a tent.

This is to maintain our safety while on the mountain. Because at night is the time for wild animals to forage and roam. In addition, the lack of lighting in the forest also increases the risk of falling into a ravine. And of course, the cold night is certainly dangerous and can cause the most deadly disease on the mountain, namely hypothermia.

So Hok Gie, who doesn't know this familiar figure that Gie calls. You know that this adventurer, writer, and activist died on Mount Semeru due to a rock slide. And that happened during the summit attack which was carried out on a night climb. Not only Gie Idhan Lubis also suffered the same fate during the summit attack to reach the peak of Mahameru.

However, if circumstances force us to move uphill at night, here are some protocols that must be prepared to stay safe.


1. Bring Enough Information


The name of the night must be dark, especially if we are in the wilderness, of course, the light is very minimal and it can get lost to his heart, eh. Therefore, if you want to climb at night, you must bring sufficient lightings such as a headlamp or flashlight.

Penerangan Cukup Foto oleh outdoorlifenorway.com
Foto oleh outdoorlifenorway.com

Don't even just use a cellphone flash, because if you use a cellphone flash the light produced is too dim and the range is narrow. Besides that, when you get to the top, you'll be happy to see him taking pictures, you're upset because the cellphone battery has dropped.


2. Bring the Bell


Now, this is not a tool to play music or call to eat like in old movies. But the small bells that are often sold at climbing basecamps are very useful in climbing, especially if climbing at night.


And this bell is more appropriate to be used or carried by the sweeper who is at the very back. This is to keep the group has a benchmark on the way. And of course, to avoid getting lost because at night the view is more limited.


In addition, the Leader is also able to adjust the tempo of the trip by predicting the sound of the bell from the sweeper so that the group does not split up. Because climbing at night no one should be separated let alone walk alone in front and must stay together to be safer.


3. Keep Your Body Warm


Climbing at night does have a greater risk of developing hypothermia. Because the air would be colder than during the day. In addition, at night, our breath feels heavy because we fight for oxygen with trees and plants in the forest. In addition, the cold air at night also has the potential to make some parts of the body, especially the legs, experience cramps.


Therefore, it is required to wear thick clothing such as jackets and wear gloves and head protection. Don't just wear a sarong, because the sarong is not to withstand the night wind but to pray. Remember the mountain wind is colder than his attitude towards you, oops.


If possible before leaving, try to make a warm drink that is put in a heat-resistant bottle or small thermos for lunch on the trip. And of course, don't forget to bring snacks such as chocolate to maintain body temperature.


4. Do not be afraid


Well, this is a factor of mindset or thoughts from within our bodies. Indeed, the night is synonymous with mystical things. Many climbers are afraid of supernatural beings and this makes teamwork in climbing sometimes messy. for scrambling not to walk behind.


It's good before starting the climb at night we pray first. And this prayer is also very important to drive away all fear of mystical things and wild animals at night. Besides praying also makes us more confident and brave.


5. Point to a Navigator That Understands the Path

Now, this is no less important when climbing at night, a reliable navigator who is experienced and understands the hiking trail. Because they have less experience and have to understand the hiking trails on the mountain.

Navigator Handal Foto oleh seedusseldorfcheaply.com
Foto oleh seedusseldorfcheaply.com

Therefore, usually, those who have climbed through this route must be at the very front as a navigator to guide the group so they don't go the wrong way. Because if no one is a navigator then the possibility of getting lost will be greater because at night the hiking trail is not so clearly visible, as is the case with a mate who hasn't seen the moon yet, eh.


6. Stay together


As mentioned above, when climbing at night, we should not be separated, let alone divided into several small groups. This is of course to keep the whole group safe.


Because together we can face anything that gets in the way. Besides that, by walking together who knows later you can get to the top of the aisle with him, eh.


And of course, by walking together we can back up each other's friends so that if something unexpected happens, we can help quickly.


Those are some tips that can be applied if you are forced to climb at night to stay safe and safe until you get to the top of the aisle eh the top of the mountain and return to their respective homes.


If you have additional tips on climbing at night, you can write them in the comments.


Best regards!

Keep safe and secure and take care of him during the climb

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