Climbing Rinjani with Sardi, Sas and their wonderful support team who carried all our gear, had to be the highlight of my three weeks in Indonesia.
When I finally arrived (puffing) at the crater rim, the fantastic view over the crater lake as well as the stunning landscape dropping away to the sea, with the clouds skudding below was a sight I'll never forget.
By then I was hungry and in no time the team had rustled up a wonderful hot meal of delicious local food followed by sweet juicy pineapple.
Next we had the chance to watch nature's incredible light show. First, the sunset, and then as darkness deepened, the stars. After living in cities for so long I'd forgotten how beautiful the night sky is filled with stars.
Crawling into my comfy sleeping bag, in my own little tent, I felt blessed to have had this chance to be here for one night in this magical place.
Thanks guys, it was AWESOME.