If you want to climb a mountain in the rainy season, these 6 things you must do

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For altitude addicts, rain and heat will still be penetrated to satisfy their desire to enjoy the atmosphere at the top of the mountain. However, climbing during the rainy season must prepare yourself more than usual because the mountain terrain will change and the journey will be more difficult than during the dry season.

During the rainy season, most of the climbers choose to keep hanging their carriers and busy with the real world. But not a few of them climb the mountain during the rainy season because it is more challenging or they want to feel the slide when going down the mountain on a path full of water.

Or do you want to reminisce with rain while climbing and hope that when the rain subsides there will be a beautiful rainbow adorning the sky. Or do you want to practice an ad for one of the detergents whose tagline is "Dare to be Dirty is Good".

What is clear is that if you want to climb during the dry season or the rainy season, you must maintain your security, health, and safety until you return home. And here are some tips that you can apply if you want to climb the mountain during the rainy season.

1. Prepare for a Mature Climb

Climbing in the rainy season, you have to be prepared to face extreme and volatile weather when you are at the top. Therefore, our preparation for climbing must be more mature and have plans A, B, C, and so on to anticipate things that are not desirable.

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Physical preparation should not be slack because the hiking trail during the rainy season becomes more difficult. After all, it is muddy. So that it is more energy and physically draining to pass every inch of the climbing route, especially if it is added to the rain, it will add up. Therefore, the immune system must be strong when you want to climb in the rainy season.

In addition to the preparation of the climbing plan and physical, equipment must also be prepared more carefully to anticipate several things that may occur during the ascent such as storms, heavy rain, lightning, slips, or other things. Anyway, bring the necessary things and that can cover us when there is a storm, heavy rain and lightning and other things that happen during the rainy season.

2. Choose Mountains with Short Hiking Trails and Avoid Risky Paths

Climbing during the rainy season is recommended to choose a mountain with a short or short hiking route. This is to anticipate changes in the weather that are changing so fast. It's not good if it's right in the middle of the hiking trail, even though it's raining heavily even though it hasn't arrived at the camp spot.

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In addition, climbing by tektok or directly descending after reaching the top without camping is highly recommended during the rainy season. This is because if it rains heavily, it is not impossible that our equipment will get wet and there is a possibility that our tent will leak or seep, making our equipment wet.

In addition to choosing a short hiking route, we also have to understand and avoid risky routes, especially when it rains. Such as slippery paths, prone to landslides, and paths that become water flows.

Besides that, we also have to understand how many hiking routes are there and how many shelters can the bus use for shelter when it rains.

3. Keep an eye on the weather conditions before climbing

You should never be bored to score points on the BMKG website or the weather forecast application. Especially for the weather forecast on the mountain that we are going to climb. Or if necessary, you can contact the climbing basecamp to ask for the latest weather on our destination mountain.

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Knowing the weather forecast on the day we climb the mountain is very useful. You can anticipate and determine the length of the climb and the right campsite. Because we can predict when the rain will fall and stop.

Although sometimes the weather on the mountain changes very quickly. But at least we already have a plan or anticipatory plan. And sometimes the predictions from the BMKG and the weather forecast fly, but at least you have a benchmark to prepare a climbing plan.

4. Put on a Poncho and Line Things with Trashbags

Now, this is no less important when going uphill in the rainy season, namely bringing a raincoat. And a Poncho type raincoat is highly recommended because it can cover our bodies and also the pebbles as big as gaban are stuck on the back.

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It's okay to bring a raincoat with a suit, but the risk is that we're going to be hit by rain. And water may even seep into the gravel even though it has used a cover bag. So a poncho raincoat is highly recommended.

Then don't forget to put our luggage into the trash bag before putting it in the gravel. This serves to anticipate the seepage of gravel due to rain while on the hiking trail. So that a change of clothes and other items stay safe and dry even when walking in the rain.

5. Use Waterproof Mountain Shoes and also Trekking Pole

To maintain safety, wearing mountain shoes is a must during climbing. This is useful for protecting our feet and making it easier for us when treading hiking trails with various terrains such as soil, rocks, roots, and sand.

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During the rainy season, it is mandatory to use mountain shoes and even better with a waterproof feature so that it doesn't smell musty because it's wet. In addition, using mountain shoes is also to anticipate slipping when on a muddy and slippery track due to rain.

Don't forget to also bring a trekking pole to help during the climbing trip. Especially during the rainy season, the mountain path becomes more slippery and challenging. However, by using trekking poles, we can minimize slipping events, especially those whose hearts slip to glowing climbers who pass by and encourage us when we are tired, eh.

6. Stop Climbing If the Weather Gets Bad

The weather in the mountains is changing so fast so we have to be careful and stay alert. Because unstable weather like that usually triggers storms, be it rainstorms, winds, or scary thunderstorms.

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Therefore, if the weather conditions worsen during the ascent, it is advisable to stop for a moment and look for shelter until the weather improves again. But if the stormy weather gets worse, it's better not to continue and go back down to basecamp.

Because the success of a mountain climb is when we can return home safely. In addition, mountain climbing also teaches us to conquer our ego, not to conquer the peak of the mountain. Therefore, if the weather worsens then don't put your ego up to keep walking to the top. Because we don't know what dangers will happen if we force ourselves through a storm.

Those are some tips that can be applied if you are going to hike in the rainy season. Remember to keep your safety, health, and also your heart. Because people say that climbing in the rainy season contains 1 percent water and the remaining 99 percent is water too, but it can make Rain Du, eh.

Best regards!
Take care of your heart so it doesn't rain when climbing in the rainy season.

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