In September 2015, I joined a hiking group in my company at the time, Wego, and summited peak Semeru, Indonesia. It was a challenge that I really enjoyed, especially with my new colleagues.
From Singapore to Surabaya
Leaving the office early, I with my colleagues went to Changi airport. We flew from Singapore to Surabaya (SUB). Our guide picked us at the airport then drove us to Malang (MLG), where we stayed overnight before the long journey.
We looked excited for the trip after a long flight. Photo’s credit: Zhai Yao. I was holding my Panasonic Lumix LX7.
Camping at Ranu Kumbolo
We reached the camping site after a long hike and stayed there for dinner and resting.
The summit at midnight
Semeru, or Mount Semeru, is an active volcano located in East Java, Indonesia. It is the highest mountain on the island of Java. This stratovolcano is also known as Mahameru, meaning ‘The Great Mountain’. Midnight is the best time to summit Semeru so we can avoid the crazy heat during day, especially on cloudless day.
Sunrise by the lake
Sunrise at Bromo