These pictures are taken today after I climbed to the top of Batur Volcano. It’s my first time climb the mountain in the dark and also volcano.
At 2AM in the morning, I have to get ready for the driver to pick me up and actually I was already exhausted. At the bottom of the volcano, I was so fascinated by the milky way upon my head which made me tripled several times while climbing.
The whole climbing is quite difficult since I have to carry the heavy bag and camera, the road is full of rocks and not so developed. And also even we have the torch, the road is too bumpy to see what exactly before us. All we can do is just keep walking, we can only hear the heavy breath of the people climb with me.
The distance up is about 15km and took about 3 hours for us to finish. No one could say a word after we reached the top since we were too tired from the climbing. At 630AM, the sky began to show the red light and I was holding my breathe to enjoy this unique experience.
I have seen countless sunset in my life, but not so much sunrise. Mainly because it’s always easier to see the former one. But I can tell you, the feeling is totally different. Sunrise always feel like a reborn. Usually, you need to make certain effort to be able to enjoy it, and you have to conquer the fear of the darkness of the dawn.
Even the climb is so difficult but none of people in my group gave up even the old couples. I think everyone knows the happiness of the fruit after struggling. So no matter what kind of situation you are in right now, never give up, your sunshine will break out very soon!