You read that right. There was no privilege of shower, moreover the facility to poop without having to dig holes before it.
With that said, the summit view is only for those who are willing to pay the price. The price in this context also means becoming a 4 days shabby. Physical pain was not the only price we had to pay. Still, with that kind of situation, our curiosity to explore was unstoppable. We were always taking photos and posing whenever possible.
Because, we paid so much price to get to the summit. Personally, I would never walk back up the same mountain again. Might as well take some time to capture everything I could before leaving Rinjani for good. Anyways, here is a collection of photos from our cameras we think worth showing to you. In the short run, we hope that you will so intrigued by these images that you will climb the Rinjani yourself. Even when physical hygiene is one of the prices you need to pay.
If you ever see me, please don’t ask me: “When is your next travel?” That question really ticks me off because I won’t be traveling for a while until I graduate from my masters program. I wish I can explore again soon, preferably another mountain. As much as I love showering and pooping, I’d probably prefer being outdoor even without all those hygienic facilities. That’s the sacrifice I am willing to do.
With that kind of sacrifice, most probably, I won’t be getting a girlfriend anytime soon.