Gunung Raung Nature Reserve

Gunung Raung Nature Reserve

Longitude (DD) 114.14853704
Latitude (DD) -8.06770661
Designation Nature Reserve
Status Proposed
Current Status Not Known
IUCN Category Not Known
Documented Total Area (ha) 60.000
GIS Total Area (ha) 113.956

Who would doubt the splendor of tGunung Raung, Gunung Raung Nature Reserve, Cagar Alamhe mountain roar? Mountain in East Java include “12 large” peak Indonesia. This unique title to twelve mountain peaks with an altitude above 3000 m above sea level. Glory Raung not only measured by the level of difficulty of the track, but also excess challenge. Not all climbers can reach the true summit of this mountain. Through normal routes, the village Wringin source, the climbers stuck up to his lips just a crater, about 3100 mdpl.

From the normal route, if you want to reach the top we have to melipir true crater lip. This is obviously a dangerous job, even if I may say nearly impossible. One little, the lives at stake. That is why, until now no one has succeeded.
Raung true summit is 3328 m above sea level and located on the south side. From the description of the villagers, known to have several times made efforts culminated several teams, both local and foreign tourists. However, nothing worked. That’s what brought the team from Mapala UI in April 2003 before climbing the south side, precisely at Glenmore District, to conduct a true assessment of the top Raung.
The first challenge is presented roar of the forest vegetation is very dense and thorny. After the obstacle is overcome, the next hurdle characteristic gap between the top route to true.
Local residents named the gulf as “poor rainfall,” which means the gap in the cross. From the various stories, this is where all the previous expedition failed.
But the existence of “poor rainfall” is not we met during the climb to reach the highest peak. Perhaps, what is meant by poor rainfall are the two major rivers that cut through the valley alongside the south side of the mountain roar into two parts of the region and the region Kalibaru Glenmore.
The myth that has been missing now for our team and a population that we made reporter managed to summit without the need to go through and get stuck in a very poor bulk legendary for locals.

Rich Creatures
In route we explore the Glenmore point, it took five days to reach the border areas of vegetation that had not found the plants. Beneath the forest was very dense with a variety of different animals, are still found occasionally passing hornbill birds above us, gibbons, and the snakes are large.
This region is also suspected as the region Javanese tigers had been declared extinct. But some residents still believe that the Javanese tigers are still there. If viewed from the thick forest, it was possible endangered species like tigers Javanese life.
Besides the presence of animals above, there is a major treat of the glory Raung kawahnya. Raung crater is the largest crater in Java with a diameter of nearly 2 km and a vertical depth of 500 m, where in the middle of the crater rising 100 meter high mountain formation that is always pulled out the white smoke of sulfur.
Raung including little-known people even interested climbers. This is because the climb is still little information is up to the roar and the mountain forests that covered the meeting route, which practically virgin field is what brought us to admire the largest crater in Java.
Raung tourism objects not so interested visitors as famous as the lack of tourist attraction located on the east, Ijen crater area. In Ijen we can see beautiful scenery, so that local and foreign tourists every day watch charm interspersed Ijen Crater workers carrying sulfur.

Two New Routes
Towards the top there is now a true roar of two new routes. The first, Kalibaru line. The line was considered difficult because after passing the limit of vegetation, climbers are faced with a steep ridge thin and sandy with a slope between 40-70 degrees.
For Kalibaru path that has been initiated by the Nature Lovers Club Pataga UNTAG Surabaya in 2002 the most difficult and challenging the adventurous, because they have passed the peak of Mount Wates. Down the mountain climbers must Wates and came back a little flat, towering mountains that create a deep chasm. If you want to climb a peak through the thin walls or the Travers at 50 m cliff along one wall of this pugunungan.
After that semi-scrambling climbing with safety ropes course along the wall of the highest puncakan easily fall out with Travers to the east side for the past two in a new abyss and then straight to climb to the top.
The second new track is Glenmore. This new route pioneered Mapala UI in May. This route is not directly obtain the highest peak, but must first pass Glenmore peak height of 3277 m at the highest peak east side. After that a new crater lip along melipir Raung west which is the highest peak. After passing the limit of vegetation, the top of the ridge line Glenmore thin enough and the left and right of the sliding sand if trodden on. Here, it took two hours to reach the top of the boundary vegetation Glenmore.
If lucky, sunny weather after the rain-we’ll see spectacular views on the west side two-storey-high waterfall pouring into the 100 meter large overdraft Kajarolo river jurangnya. Was in the back, there is the view south coast of Banyuwangi comb to the Bali Strait. As night began to spread, lights sparkled the two cities and Kalibaru Glenmore.
Along the crater lip in the effort needed extra care because of our right of vertical 500-meter crater and left a valley with a slope of 40-70 m and sandy rock slide. Although no more than 1 km when measured horizontally, from peak to peak Glenmore true it takes about a full day because of the way to half-crawl. Rather than point Kalibaru, Glenmore more friendly. Therefore, we will easily find quite a lot of water. Water is contained in the inlet-inlet on the cliff.
To get to the highest peak is better to spend the night if it was approaching evening, tomorrow morning we can catch the sunrise from the east. You are advised not to stay long at the top. Usually by 8 o’clock the fog continued to cover the top of this, and you do not get the best view.
Climbing tools are absolutely necessary. Javanese mountain climbers often called mountain timuran roar as the hardest mountain to climb in Java. General Sumberwringin on track, people must do scrambling and had to be careful no-load. Character south side seputaran Raung highest peak at almost the same basic form of rock and sand that easily fall out. So prepare extra equipment such as rope-karmantel at least 50 m, harnes, figure, long pegs, and a small shovel or ice ax, if you intend to climb the toughest mountains in East Java for any route you choose.
(bambang wijiatmoko)

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