|Mount Merapi 2015|
Selo village (1,560 masl) is included in the administrative region of Boyolali. The village is located at the foot of Mount Merapi (2,965 masl) which is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. To reach basecamp, when we will go from Solo Selo / Boyolali, we will go through the intersection "Surodanan" near the hospital "Pandan Arang" Boyolali.
We are to the west of the intersection toward Cepogo / Selo, after a winding road takes about 1.5 hours (public transport) then we get Cepogo. From Cepogo we headed to Selo,
If we walk, to get to basecamp climbers in the hamlet Plalangan less travel time is approximately 15 minutes, the way we've been through in the form of a pretty uphill asphalt road .. Amid the way to basecamp we will pass a small post on the side of the road, where you can your ascent report and pay the fees climbing, (2012; 4 thousand dollars per person).
journey continues by passing the fields of population up to approximately 30 minutes. At the beginning of this journey we passed lines form the dusty ground if it rains muddy and slippery in part because it became trench, along the way we can see the fields of population on either side. If lucky, we can see the Black Eagles (Ictinaetus malayensis), or Eagle Brontok (Spizaetus cirrhatus), endangered species that became extinct.
After nearly one hour journey we arrived at the gate "Merapi-Merbabu National Park", and continued to rise through the trail in the middle of the forest rimbunya bottom trim until arriving at the POS I (one). In this post there is a monument that is located on a ridge, the height of about 1.5 meters. From the post I journey continues towards the monument POS II, the path is steep and full of large rocks. journey to this post takes about 1.5 to 2 hours. In this post there is also a monument, the same as in the previous post. from here we live takes approximately 1 hour to get to Pasar Bubrah. Climbing terrain is similar to the previous. Pasar Bubrah ahead we will pass some memoriam located on a plateau into the top of a ridge. from here you stay down toward Pasar Bubrah (disbanded).
Pasar Bubrah is an expanse of rocks that are in the valley. Here we see two pieces of the peak. on the left is the path to the crater woro. And when straight ahead is the path leading to the top. to the summit takes about 1 hour with through very steep terrain and sandy. Typically the climbers practice scrambling techniques to toward the top, because the terrain encountered rocky sand is prone to landslides. We'd better be careful because strong winds can come at any time, as well as the danger of possible rock slide that trampled by climbers above us. Climbing from Basecamp Selo (Plalangan) to the summit of Mount Merapi takes about 4-6 hours and downs takes about 3-4 hours per street.