This post is to commemorate World Environment Day which falls on June 5th. Humans are extinct, nature will be nothing. If nature is damaged, then humans will be in trouble. Let’s love our nature!
There is an assumption that climbing the mountain is a cool and dashing act. There is a sense of pride when you have set foot on the peak. However, are we aware that those of us who claim to be lovers, or connoisseurs of nature, could be a destroyer of nature?
1. Doing mass climbing activities (non-conservative)
Maybe we already know about an outdoor equipment brand that made a mass climb to Mount Semeru some time ago.
I was invited by a friend because in the advertisement, this hike was embellished with the words clean the mountain, plant trees, and conservation. The reality? Semeru has become a trash can and the potential for ecosystem damage is getting bigger.
Before taking part in mass climbing, it is better to do a survey first. What is the capacity of the mountain, how many climbers are allowed to join by the committee, and other conservation-related matters. Be a responsible climber, buddy!
2. Big share in polluting the environment
I once went up a mountain with a colleague who seemed to be ‘senior’ in terms of climbing. However, in the middle of a rest trip, when he ate a snack, he also lightly threw the trash carelessly.
That’s the portrait of most climbers who do not understand conservation. What’s the difficulty the hell carry trash in a bag?
Another time, when I was about to take water from a spring, I saw a climber enjoying a B*B ritual at the spring! Doesn’t he think people will drink from there? How hard is it to dig a hole in the ground? Cats can still be smarter!
There are also many climbers who still use chemicals that can damage. Don’t be surprised if you find a soap/shampoo pack lying near the spring.
3. Be indifferent and passive.
It is not right to think that the task of conservation is the duty of National Park rangers, porters, and environmental NGOs.
Even though the climbers themselves have a big part in protecting the environment. Many unscrupulous climbers also do not heed the local wisdom that has been determined by the local community. Written or unwritten.
Often the mystical myths on the mountain are actually an effort for conservation from the community. Don’t say something like, “I’m not a nature lover, really. Just a nature lover. So it’s not my job to do conservation, right?”
4. Destroying the beauty of the mountain
It’s not hard to find streaks of vandalism on rocks, tree trunks, and even climbing posts. Taking rare flora & fauna such as edelweiss flowers, acting recklessly resulting in forest fires. Cigarette butts and bonfires that are still burning, opening paths that shouldn’t be, throwing dirty wet tissues at will and much more.
5. Not sharing knowledge about conservative climbing
It is undeniable that mountain climbing has now seemed to be a ‘tourism’.
Moreover, there are many influences from television shows, films, blogs, forums and many other media. Sharing the spirit of climbing the mountain to new people without being accompanied by the spirit of conservation will only make the climbers become a generation of climbers who tend to be antipathy to the environment and only care about pleasure.
Some of us may have done this, intentionally or unintentionally. Those who have, please don’t do it again and let’s remind each other to fellow climbers. Hopefully the mountains of Indonesia can still be enjoyed by our children and grandchildren later. Ammiinn!
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