There is no law forbidding mountain climbing. Because, it is a right for anyone to do activities that he likes for not violating the law.
With the advent of internet technology, it makes it easy for novice climbers to gather information about the mountain. From the start of the mountain elevation information, climbing routes, transportation access, to weather forecasts are easily accessible by climbers.
However, this convenience even makes the beginner climber thinks that climbing is easy. The most important thing is to make as much preparation as possible before making the climb.
Here are guidelines for novice climbers from different organizations and groups of nature lovers:
The biggest question is, what is your motivation to climb the mountain? As is known together, the mountain is a natural open that is not commonly inhabited by humans, let alone for days. So, determine what your motivation is.
Where are you going? If your goal is to stand on the top of a mountain, are you ready to stand there forever? Surely not, right?
Therefore, if the goal is for it, better undo intention from now. Because your goal is home. The purpose of nature activists is their home. Reunited with family and loved ones.
3. Determine the mountain, find the information
Determine and make sure the mountain to be climbed is a mountain that is common to human, has a clear and legal path. Keep in mind, if you do not believe in written sources about weather forecasts, climbing trails, or access to transportation, better find someone more experienced and ask for help to provide direction or make him a guide.
Instead, if this is a first time experience, do not ever snob to climb a mountain that is more than 3,000 meters above sea level. Choose a mountain of low difficulty level and usually climbed by the beginner climber.
4. Use legal channels
Make sure the path to climb is a legal path. On the mountain there are usually several paths that are not only used by climbers, but national park officers or SAR teams.
Never try to use the usual path used by officers or SAR teams, because the level of difficulty is very high and dangerous.
5. Register (permit)
Registering or licensing can usually be done at the nearest police station or it can be done at zero climbing post. Normally an authorized officer will ask for a registration fee and a safety insurance on the mountain.
Do not be stingy for that! Not wanting to pay a small registration fee when compared to a life, usually a naughty beginner will break through and ignore this permission.
At the place of registration, officers will usually provide a form to be filled by the climbers. Inside is the name, address, personal phone number, and parent’s mobile number, up date, drop date, path used, and logistics list carried in the backpack.
6. Physical and mental health
Physical fitness is paramount. Ensuring physical in good health can add confidence when climbing.
However, the more important thing about physical fitness is mental health aka sane. If one of the group members appears to be experiencing stress before climbing, he should not be included because it will only be a burden on the way.
In addition, familiarize your friends with one group. Do not bring members of the entourage who are willing to commit suicide or to separate themselves from their daily lives.
7. Do not destroy nature and keep the natural cleanliness
Human destruction or environmental damage caused by human activity this time many found in the mountain. Not only made by novice climbers, but sometimes also done by those who even have long been a hobby of climbing the mountain.
To be a wise climber, those who are just beginning should be given the knowledge that educates him about nature. That nature is not a dumpster.
8. Carries equipment that complies with safety standards
To do mountain climbing activities are certainly obliged to bring supporting equipment. Besides having to prepare the physical, mental, and climbing management, the climbers must also pay attention to his safety.…