Climbing a mountain is not a lifestyle that everyone can do. Climbing is easy, but the essence and process, not everyone can achieve it. Yes, because not everyone can understand what is not allowed and prohibited when climbing. Less knowledge about the mountain to be climbed, it will endanger yourself and your entourage.
This time News Blog Travel will invite you to dissect Mount Salak. This is the all-rounder about Mount Salak that you need and the members of your climbing group to know, before leaving there!
Mount Salak, the most haunted mountain in West Java. Come on, get to know first before leaving!
The mountain located between Bogor Regency and Sukabumi Regency has a height of 2,211 masl. Because of its fairly old age, this mountain has experienced various changes that have an impact on the birth of three peaks on Mount Salak. The first peak is called Peak Salak 1 (2,211 masl), then there is the Salak Peak II (2,180 masl), and the third peak is Sumbul Peak (1,926 masl).
Recorded this mountain has experienced several eruptions which began in the 1600s. Precisely in 1668-1699, in 1780, 1902-1903, in 1935, and the last in 1938. After several explosions, Mount Salak seemed to return to fertility. Evidently, almost all of the area was planted with so thick trees. Until it is not uncommon to cover the view of planes that cross over it.
The problem is the track, Mount Salak doesn’t need to be doubted. Rock trails that are quite horrifying
Mount Salak is famous for its haunted and difficult, it does have an easy track. Therefore, not too many climbers are willing to spend their weekends here. Mending to Gunung Gede or Pangrango, which is actually much higher than Mount Salak.
But, if you are a true adventurer, you can pass a number of paths that you can take to reach the peak of Salak. You can start your climb from the path of Giri Jaya (Pilung Waterfall), or you can cross the path of Pasir
Before deciding to climb, you must first permit with the Kuncen who guard Mount Salak. For the sake of safety!
Mbah Idim Dimyati, the caretaker of the Sacred Tomb on Mount Salak, said that anyone who wants to climb this mountain must ask permission first for their own safety. It’s nothing, but Mount Salak, which has a comparable height compared to other mountains in West Java, has magical powers that cannot be accepted by logic. Because, this mountain is like having magnetic power that seems to be able to attract any object that is above its territory. Like some plane accidents that have occurred on Mount Salak’s body, the proof is. This is believed to be a magical power on Mount Salak. When you climb, take the time to make a pilgrimage at the tomb of Kyai Eyang Santri and Muhammad Hasan Basri bin Bahaudi bin Mbah Gunung.
Myth: The discovery of a wild boar the size of a tronton truck and a golden snake believed to be the guardian of Mount Salak
Apart from the sacred tomb of Kyai Eyang Santri and Muhammad Hasan Basri or commonly known as Mbah Gunung (Salak), the community was surprised by the discovery of a wild boar the size of a
Besides being arrogant, there are other taboos that you must obey. Do not occasionally ask where zalacca are!
Mbah Idim also stated that the survivors who wanted to climb Mount Salak, they should not be arrogant by underestimating the mountain. There are restrictions that you need to obey. Like picking orchids along the way and also asking about zalacca. When you can’t accept and obey the rules, you will walk around where you stand, repeatedly. It’s like being picked up like that.
There was once a strange incident, when a climber got lost in the Mount Salak area, even though the position of the climber was still close to the residential area. There are also climbers who are severely dehydrated, while water sources are right next to them. But they don’t seem to be able to see what’s around it, because it violates the rules.
Well, that’s a little review of Mount Salak that you need to know, before deciding to go for it. For your climb to succeed, be a smart climber!