Visited the volcano not long after an eruption, all the trees around were dead and thick mayer of ash was covering everything. The crater was smoking quite a lot; Really cool volcanic experience.
surreal otherworldly views
nice view from the top
The most awesome setting of any of the volcanoes I climbed in Java. I traversed the rim, which was worth the time and trouble. Two weeks later a small eruption killed two visitors.
During my summit Mount Bromo there are some active gas gushing from the craters of this mountain.We manage to trek halfway because the thick smoke and the sulphur gas choking our breath hinder us to move to the end edge of the peak
Setting out in the dark to catch the sunrise, we managed to climb the wrong mountain, and only realised our mistake when daylight revealed a whole bunch of people on a different cone. Then we had to go and climb bromo too, which was nice.
although more than 20 years ago, I remember sunrise at the edge of of Mt. Bromo crater very well.
Mt. Bromo and its caldera are worth a visit for Java tourists
Well, of course reaching the 'summit' is no big deal,
It is no 'climb', all you have to do is to walk up some
stairs. More interesting and also not recommendable
to the average tourist is the descent to the bottom
of the Bromo-Crater itself.
I knew that religous people do this as a ceremony,
so I considered it to be do-able, but I was the only
one around with that opinion ;-)
I went down and it was an interesting expererience,
I stood in the fumes and felt the warmth and the
smell very intensively. Don't get too near to the
very inner whole, because the faces are a bit instable.
(You can go near to some yards)
NOTE: This excursion seems to be impossible at the
moment, as there were many smaller eruptions since Nov.29.2000