Ascent of Ijen-East Rim on 2018-10-15

Climber: Richard Carey

Others in Party:Miriam Khamis
Wasim Khan
Date:Monday, October 15, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Ijen-East Rim
    Elevation:7700 ft / 2346 m

Ascent Trip Report

This is a track for the main trail up to the Ijen crater. It is a busy route in the early morning with tourists going up to see the "blue flame" before dawn down in the crater. We didn't do that and went around to the east side of the rim for great views into the crater with its turquoise colored lake. There are miners selling interesting pieces of Sulphur they dug out from the crater, but I don't recommend buying any if you intend to fly home with them. Our small chunks of Sulphur were found and confiscated at the Denpasar airport baggage inspection. They showed up on the x-ray and were said to be flammable material so we couldn't take them. It wasn't a big loss since we only paid a few dollars for them. 10/18 RLC
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1550 ft / 472 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1550 ft / 472 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6 mi / 9.7 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1550 ft / 472 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    Route:main trail
    Start Trailhead:Park entrance  6150 ft / 1874 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1550 ft / 472 m
    Distance:3 mi / 4.8 km
    End Trailhead:6150 ft / 1874 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by Richard Carey
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