Climbing the mountain is fun, but that doesn’t mean it’s without rules. Especially in the midst of a pandemic, there are protocols that need to be implemented.
Talking about going up the mountain, it’s actually fun to do it together with friends or maybe alone. It’s just that sometimes people forget, climbing a mountain is not without risk.
Climbing mountains alone is not without consequences, especially during a pandemic like today. The Indonesian Mountaineering Federation or (FMI) has compiled a climbing protocol in the pandemic era.
Without ruling out normal climbing guidelines, the FMI also released the latest climbing procedures accompanied by health protocols. View Bali Tourism from the press release, Tuesday (15/6/2021), the following are good and correct climbing procedures from FMI:
Before the trip and on the way to the mountain climbing destination
1. Before leaving the house or leaving the house, first find out information about:
The condition and situation of the area or area where you live, the development of the spread of COVID-19, the rules for Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB), zones (red, yellow, blue and green).
The conditions and situation of the area or area to be visited and passed along the journey, the development of the spread of COVID-19, the rules for Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB), zones (red, yellow, blue and green).
2. Ensure the availability of climbing quotas according to the planned climbing schedule and do not force yourself if the quota is full.
3. Understand and study the rules, including additions, regarding the SOP for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19.
4. Keep the body condition to stay healthy and fit by doing exercise independently, nutritional intake and adequate rest.
5. Re-ensure a healthy and fit body condition when leaving the house to the mountain climbing location
6. If you feel your body condition is not good, healthy and fit such as cough, flu, fever and others, immediately check at health facilities (health centers and hospitals) and stay at home
7. Perform health checks before and after visiting areas with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
8. Bring a doctor’s certificate stating that you are free from Person Under Monitoring (ODP) status with routine blood checks (platelets and leukocytes) and complete urine (erythrocytes, leukocytes and protein).
9. Every climber is required to bring a COVID-19 free letter through the PCR Swab Test or Rapid Test. If, using the services of a Tour Operator (Tour Operator or Trekking Organizer), this completeness can be handled and accounted for by the Trip Manager and guide.
10 Prepare complete personal climbing equipment according to SNI 8478:2029 regarding Mountaineering Management (must be guaranteed cleanliness), including the requirements and documents required. In addition, it is also mandatory to bring additional equipment according to the SOP for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19: hand sanitizer, masks with reserves, disinfectant, soap, tissue. If, using the services of a Tour Operator or Trekking Organizer, this completeness can be handled and accounted for by the Travel Manager and guide.
11. Group equipment must be guaranteed cleanliness according to the SOP for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19.
12. Put all equipment, supplies and supplies for mountaineering in a backpack or backpack lined with a cover bag or put in a duffel bag.
13. Before use, make sure that personal and group equipment and supplies are completely clean. If needed, clean everything with a disinfectant solution. Can be sprayed or washed, before being put in a backpack or backpack and duffel. Then, spray or wash afterwards.
14. Avoid using mountaineering equipment and supplies from rentals or rentals from places that cannot guarantee cleanliness according to the SOP for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19.
15. Use a mask every time you leave your residence or home.
16. Make sure the members of the climbing group are small groups (3-5 people) from one family or one complex or one area.
17. Vulnerable age groups (toddlers and elderly) are not recommended to climb.
18. Preferably, prepare supplies from home and pack them in containers properly. If you are forced to stop on your way to buy additional supplies, make sure to follow the SOP for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19: use a mask, wash your hands with water and soap or hand sanitizer, keep your distance or physical distancing. For a one-day trip, add more than one day’s worth of supplies. While the trip is more than one day, stock up and adjust accordingly.
19. If there is an emergency situation that requires immediate handling and/or equipment, you must ensure that you follow the SOP for the Prevention of the Spread of COVID-19: use a mask, wash your hands with water and soap or hand sanitizer, keep your distance or physical distancing
20. It is recommended to choose a mountain climbing location that is not far from where you live to minimize the possibility of interacting with strangers or others and through risky areas.
21. It is recommended to choose destinations and hiking trails that are not crowded (favorite) and still must use the official route. It is recommended to avoid on weekends or holidays.
22. We recommend using private transportation while maintaining a distance in it. If you use public transportation, you must still be able to apply the COVID-19 Prevention SOP (using masks, washing hands with water and soap or hand sanitizers, maintaining distance or physical distancing.
Next: Guide when arriving at the climbing location and when climbing