That’s the question that every prospective climber needs to ask themselves. There’s nothing more disappointing than attempting the climb, only to have turn back with the peak in sight. To avoid disappointment, it’s best to know what you’re letting yourself in for.
Climbing Mt Rinjani is tough but achievable. For most regular tourists, it is likely to be one of the physically demanding things you will ever attempt, but this is eminently achievable with good preparation. With the lack of oxygen, climber become more fatigued far more quickly.
Then how fit I need to be?
You don’t have to be an elite athlete to complete the climb. If you undertake regular exercise of power walking, jogging, social or competitive sport on a weekly basis, you’re more than likely going to be fit enough to reach the summit of Mount Rinjani.
How many people make it?
To give you an idea of the attrition rate, more than 90% of the climbers who attempted the Rinjani Summit with Adi Trekker were successful. They ranged from 20 year old teenagers to enthusiastic tourists in their 60s, and everything in between. Only some climbers who attempted the summit were forced to turn back, either preempting their own difficulties or suffering greatly from altitude sickness.
Now prepare yourself and be ready to reach the Mount Rinjani Summit together with Adi Trekker.