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Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Rinjani October 21st 2005

Looking south-east from the tropical island of Gili Trawangan the Rinjani Volcano towers disturbingly, dominating Lombok. Clouds gather around it early each afternoon, shrouding the summit from view, thunderstorms rumble and flash distantly, forbidding trespass. The summit of Rinjani is a large crater, remnants of a prehistoric eruption that took the volcano down from heights of around 8,000m to today's 3,726m. Still impressive, and still very high. Nearly 3 times the height of Britain's highest peak. (Ben Nevis 1,343 m) I'd asked everyone I'd met on Gili Trawangan about climbing the volcano. The few that wanted to climb it conveniently had other commitments. Maybe hanging out on a beach is not the best place to meet adventurers prepared to spend three days climbing a very wet and very high volcano. I went across to Lombok alone ... read more
Cooking up a feast
Wet Jungle
Tough Porters

Asia » Indonesia » Lombok » Rinjani July 23rd 1992

1992………..2MTHS-1st CYCLING TRIP-1300kms ACROSS INDONESIA 8/7/92 Mataram, Lombok 21.46km The over-night bus ride through Sumbawa was long, with not a lot of sleep but it was compensated by the pleasant 1½ hr boat trip to Lombok. I realize now how undeveloped Flores was. Lombok has good wide roads and a lot of traffic, 4x drives, bicycles, bemos and ‘Ben Hurs’ - horse drawn carriages. People are more reserved and just stare with a few hellos. It is a relief to get some personal space. 9/7/92 Kuta, Lombok 58km 978.15 km total I spent a few days cycling through Lombok and lazing on beaches. This morning I had my thinking challenged by a German girl who I talked with last night about Flores. She is a lace bobbin maker and previously a garden designer. She was having ... read more
Looking across to Bali
Mt. Rinjani-Lake Segara Anak
Hot Springs

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