A short walk in Rinjani

A great walk is supposed to move or settle the mind—allowing for self discovery. The walk in Rinjani shook us—physically and mentally. An active volcano, with a caldera on top, filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak (also known as child of sea) sounds exquisite in words but it was gruelling in every way possible. Here's a brief account of people reflecting on what the walk meant and how it changed.

Hui Yi

“It made me realise my incapabilities of climbing to the summit. Train. Don't be a couch potato.”


“Do things you like before it’s too late. Life is precious. I try to live more happily and do thing that i wanted to do for so long but procrastinating it - like attending freaking 10 concerts in 3 months ($$$ 😂) and also appreciate my family, my friend and my life.”


“Sometimes, it's probably good not to know what's coming up. Because you'll find that no matter how insurmountable the challenges look, you'll overcome it at the end of the day.”


“Nothing is impossible. Accumulation of efforts will lead you to achieve things that you think it's very difficult. It made me more patient and I enjoy life and nature more.”

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“More trips. It's my first long trek and I think I would definitely want to go for more. View was amazing. Guess you either really like it or hate it. But I enjoyed it hohoho. #yolo but don't forget to connect more with the rest of the trekkers.”

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“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory. And I did not say this, Ed Viesturs did.”

Walking to Rinjani
Happy faces on Rinjani Base Camp
Feast before final pushback
All done. And dusted. Back from Rinjani
Sunrise from Rinjani Base Camp
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