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Will Mount Rinjani be open in 2019?

Mt Rinjani 2019 Trekking Information Mount Rinjani, the 12,224ft / 3726m volcano that dominates Lombok’s skyline is usually open for trekking between April and January (it’s generally closed for the monsoon months of January, February & March). During the season people climb to the summit of Mount Rinjani via two approved routes, one starting in…

10th January

There had been heavy rain or “hujan besar” during the night, thunder as well. My friend Natalya had woken with visions of the sky splitting open above her more than once. Myself, I slept through it, unaware; not because I am blessed with nerves of steel, but because I was blessed with being utterly knackered!…

9th January – Trail Running

God knows where the morning went – I think a large proportion of it was spent trying to do something on the Internet. The Internet connection is still marginal at best, making even the simple task of opening and replying to emails painstaking. By lunchtime the battle with the World Wide Web was taking its…

8th January – Mangku Sakti Waterfall

It’s a winding road, the one from Senaru to Sembalun. I wouldn’t say is dangerous, but you definitely have to keep your wits about you – it’s narrow in parts, and there’s often random road works with non-existent warning signs on the approach. Cars and small trucks can take up 80% of the road, which…

7th January: Back in Bayan

After the delayed arrival of a friend coming from Surabaya, I’ve finally made it back to Senaru and the office. My prolonged stay in Mataram was a tad boring, but useful at the same time. At the moment Mataram still feels more like a town than a city, but I think this will change in…

Narmada

I came to Mataram for some shopping. Stupidly I forgot most of the shops are shut on Sunday. As I’d never been to Narmada Park, I decided to hop in a cab and take a look. A very brief history! Situated roughly 10km from Mataram in the village of Lembuak, West Lombok, Narmada Park is…

A New Year!

Apparently it’s now 2015! Did 2014 “fly-by”? For me, no, it was the longest year in living memory! Hopefully this is a sign I’m getting psychologically younger, rather than living in a state of ennui – that I’m winning the battle that the more antiquated amongst us seem to struggle with! Who knows, who cares….

RDA office repairs & quick visit to Segenter

Building Building in Lombok is never easy, but it can be a very fun and rewarding experience! The hardest thing I find, apart from the language barrier, is locating the materials and equipment needed to do a job. Where as in other places you can go to a large hardware or DIY store and buy…

Lombok & Mt Rinjani

I don’t know why, but the word “blog” irritates the hell out of me. Apparently if you have a website, or sell something, you need to start one – start “blogging”. This is the “recorded life” of Rinjani Dawn Adventures – a small trekking & tour operator based in Senaru, Lombok. I hope it will…