To promote mountain climbing and to encourage people to challenge themselves physically and mentally through mountain climbing, we have initiated and introduced a few annual mountain climbing challenges. These mountain climbing challenges are accompanied by a trek leader.
Each trek leader has the relevant trekking/climbing skills, knowledge of care and safety at high altitude and with the right temperament to lead groups. All of our team leaders are familiar with what we expect from them and how we like them to lead trips on our behalf. Their skills, knowledge and experience complement that of the local climbing/trekking guides . Their main aim will be to ensure that you derive optimum benefit and learning and operate with safety as the prime consideration.
These are the mountain climbing challenges we have initiated thus far. We’re not stopping at these few and will continue to introduce new challenges from time to time:
Twin Peaks Challenge
It is possible to scale 2 or multi-peaks in a single trip, given adequate time and preparation. The Twin Peaks Challenge put together scaling 2 peaks in one itinerary. These twin peaks are picked where the ground logistic can be easily arranged and the duration of the entire trip does not stretch too long.
Volcanic Mountain Challenge
Volcanic mountains are typically standalone cone-shaped mountains formed from many layers of ash, rock and hardened lava. Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Rinjani, Mt Fuji and Mt Damavand are a few of the world’s most famous volcanic mountains. Because of its shape and materials, most volcanic mountains’ terrain are vertical ascend and descend rather than undulating. Without a doubt, there will be loose scree too! Our Volcanic Mountain Challenge brings us to climb one of SEA most popular volcanoes – Mt Rinjani (2nd highest volcano in Indonesia / 3726m).
Foundation Level Ice & Snow Peaks
Ice and snow peaks that require the use use of crampons, ice axe, rope up or fixed rope put a greater demand on fitness and skills. Each year, under our Foundation Level Ice & Snow Peaks, we selected one or two such peaks that are suitable for those who have experience in multi-days high altitude treks and want to progress to ice & snow peak climbing. Through our Foundation Level Ice & Snow Peaks, we aim to help participants transit into ice & snow peak climbing gradually and smoothly, picking up the essential ice and snow climbing skills (crampons, ice axe, rope skills etc).