Important tips during climb mount rinjani

To ensure your own safety and that of the team, and to make the climb an enjoyable and fulfilling one,
it is advisable to bear in mind the following:
  • Overnight in crater rim 2641 m or at the lake 2000 m prior to climb allows you to acclimatize to altitude changes and reduce AMS while climbing.
  • Engaging a mountain guide is compulsory for yourself or your group (Ratio of Max 6 climbers to 1 mountain guide).
  • Wear comfortable trekking or running shoes with a good grip.
  • Cut your toe nails to prevent knocking into your shoes.
  • Have enough warm clothing for the summit climb.
  • You should feel comfortable and be able to move freely in what you wear (Denim jeans not recommended).
  • Try to pack your climbing bag at around 4-8Kg (Do not bring too many unnecessary things).
  • Do not have a heavy breakfast prior to the climb.
  • Try to finish your packed lunch within 1-2 hours from the start of the ascent (To reduce weight).
  • For any special meal diet such as vegetarians, please inform our guide for arrangement.
  • Some chocolate & energy bars may be satisfying.
  • Trek at a normal pace (Too fast may result high altitude sickness & vomiting, too slow will drain out your energy.
  • Should you feel too tired to carry on, try not to sit or lay down on high altitude, just stand still.
  • Untreated fresh mountain water is available at crater rim, and near of the lake you may refill If you run out of water.
  • Be extra careful with your steps during the wet spell.
  • Do not run at any time while ascending or descending the mountain.
  • Do not run at the summit especially around narrow and slippery roads (most dangerous point).
  • Cover your nose (and mouth) with a scarf in windy condition on high ground.
  • Make extra sure your feet and hands are warm and dry during the final ascent.
  • When descending, try to walk sideway or in a zig-zag way to prevent slipping and reduce pain on joints
  • Do not bring valuable item.
  • There will no health checks conducted by any authorities during climb registration, so climb at your own risk.

CULTURE TIPS

DO

  1. Smile and great people, especially elders.
  2. Shake hands, gently.
  3. Be sure to sit at the same level as other people.
  4. Be polite to each other.
  5. Use only the right hand to eat and hand objects or money to someone.
  6. Accept hospitality and food, you don’t have to eat and drink.
  7. Dress modestly. Women should keep upper arm and things covered.
  8. Bend down and walk around seated people when you need to pass.
  9. Say good bye and than you when you leave.

DON’T

  1. Enter houses, buildings or village without being invited.
  2. Wear shoes inside a house.
  3. Point at people with your finger. Don’t ever use your foot to people.
  4. Point the bottom of your feet directly at people whilst sitting on the floor.
  5. Touch anyone’s head.
  6. Step over people or food on the floor.
  7. Eat with your left hand, or use your left hand to give or accept object or money.
  8. Raise your voice, especially in anger.

IMPORTANT NOTES FOR CLIMBERS

  • Travel together in your own group and stay with the Mountain Guide at all times.
  • Follow the instructions of your Mountain Guide.
  • Alert your Mountain Guide if you face any difficulty.
  • Believe It or Not, DO NOT SHOUT, SCREAM or CURSE the mountain at any point of time.
  • If for any reason, you are separated from your group or the Mountain Guide, please stay at the pos and than waiting for your group.
  • The weather on the Summit area can deteriorate in a matter of minutes. Thick mist may reduce visibility to only 3 meters, and rainstorms and wind of up to 40 km/hr. may occur at times. Please stop for a while and than continoue, which will lead you to safety.
  • If you are separated from your Mountain Guide and lose from your way, STOP IMMEDIATELY, stay where you are and blow your whistle to attract attention. PLEASE DO NOT TRY TO FIND YOUR WAY OUT.
  • Do not carry OR drink alcohol while on the mountain Rinjani. (Please consult with your agent if you want to bring) because drunk while doing the climb is very dangerous.
  • If you want to take a picture, make sure you are standing in a safe place. do not you take a picture while walking.
  • Always focused in every footstep
  • Do not step while looking upwards, sideways or backward.
  • While climbing to the Submit please make sure to carry with you the followings:
  • Wear enough warm clothing

    Temperature can be freezing at times.

  • A torchlight

    To light your way during pre-dawn climb and to signal for help when needed.

  • A rain coat

    To protect you from rain and wind, and it will slow down the loss of body heat.

  • A whistle

    Only to be used when help is needed. Three short blasts to attract attraction, long continuous blasts for emergency and serious injuries.

  • Some energy food and water

    For emergency-use when you are waiting for help to arrive.

HEALTH PREPARATIONS FOR CLIMBERS

Special Notes from Rinjani National Park Authorities

It is recommended that all climbers should have themselves medically checked before attempting any mountain climb. DO NOT CLIMB If you are suffering from or have a history of the following ailments:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Palpitation
  • Arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Severe Anemiav
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Epileptic Fits
  • Obesity (Overweight)
  • Chronic Asthma
  • Muscular Cramps
  • Hepatitis (Jaundice)
  • Any other sickness or disease that may be triggered by severe cold, exertion, and high altitude.

Climbing Mount Rinjani is usually a “once in a lifetime” experience for most people, so it is vital that proper preparations are made beforehand. With superior information and sufficient time to prepare, you stand an extremely good chance of reaching the summit.

Health Requirements

Although the majority of routes leading to the summit of Rinjani requires no technical climbing skills, some kind of training beforehand is important. It is important to remember that you will be hiking on surfaces with varying angles which may put lots of stress on your ankles and knees. It is also worth remembering that most of the injuries which occur on Mount Rinjani happen on the way down. When climbing Mount Rinjani, take a slow pace to allow your body to acclimatize to the altitude, as at 3000 meters, you only have 70% of the oxygen you would normally have at sea-level.

To climb Mount Rinjani:

  1. You need to be in decent physical condition.
  2. You must not have heart or lung problems.
  3. You need healthy knees and ankles.
  4. Take your time and know your physical limitations.

Consult your personal physician if:

  1. You are taking any kind of medication.
  2. Take your time and know your physical limitations.

If you plan to take any medication during your climb, you must consult your doctor prior to departure. The effects of medications may vary with altitude and stress. All climbers should consult their doctor or a specialized travel clinic well in advance of their trip.

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