Friday, May 4, 2012

Puisi Para Pendaki - Djika Berpisah

Djika Berpisah

Di sini kita bertemu, satu irama
di antara wadjah2 perkasa...
tergores duka dan nestapa,
tiada putus asa
tudjuan esa puntjak mendjulang di sana

Bersama djatuh dan bangun
di bawah langit biru pusaka...
antara dua samudra...
Bersama harapanku djuga kau
satu nafas
kita jang terhempas
pengabdian... dan... kebebasan...

Bila kita berpisah
kemana kau aku tak tahu sahabat
atau turuti kelok2 djalan
atau tinggalkan kota penuh merah flamboyan
hanja bila kau lupa

Pernah aku dan kau
sama - sama daki gunung - gunung tinggi
hampir kaki kita patah - patah
nafas kita putus - putus
tudjuan esa, tudjuan satu:
Pengabdian dan pengabdian kepada....
...Jang Maha Kuasa ...

Dari : Idhan Lubis
Polonia, 8 Desember 1969.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Vertical Limit (2000) - FULL MOVIE

Vertical Limit (2000) - FULL MOVIE . Veritcal Limit for those of you who aren't familiar with it, K2 is the ultimate challenge for a mountain climber. At over 28,000 feet, it is just shy of being as tall as Mount Everest, but it is much much tougher to climb. In addition to the sheer rocky face and snow and ice, you have to spend much of the climb in the "dead zone". Your body struggles just to live at that altitude due to lack of oxygen, let alone do a strenuous climb. Even during the very narrow window in summer where the weather is calm enough to attempt to climb K2, you also have subzero temperatures to deal with and blinding snow storms can come up in just a matter of hours stranding climbers with no way to move up or down.

Vertical LimitWow.... That just about describes how I feel about Martin Campbell’s adventure thriller Vertical Limit; 2 ½ hours of chair gripping, heart stopping nonsense.

Vertical Limit

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New hiking guide for Smokies by Johnny Molloy

Tennessee native and veteran hiker, Johnny Molloy, has just published a brand new hiking guide for the Smokies. Top Trails: Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains a comprehensive sampling of 50 "must-do hikes" in America�s most visited national park.

These "must-do" hikes represent every stunning feature of the area; from the park�s classic destinations to lesser-known jewels; from secluded mountain waterways to awe-inspiring views from grassy balds. The trails range from an easy family stroll to a soothing stream, from a 7 mile trek through spruce forest atop a peaceful ridge, to a panoramic 22 mile overnighter.

Additional information you'll find in this book includes:

* Ratings and rankings for each trail

* Clear and concise directions to the trailhead

* Detailed route map and elevation profile

* Distances and approximate times of each hike

* Easy-to-follow trail notes and permit information

* Overnight backpacking options

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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Climb (2002) - FULL MOVIE

The Climb (2002) - FULL MOVIE. "The Climb" a pair of mismatched rock climbers must learn to work together to conquer one of the world's most treacherous mountains in this adventure tale. After rescuing a wealthy man, solo climbers Michael and Derrick are rewarded with a chance to summit Mount Chicanagua. Risk-taker Derrick clashes with safety-conscious Michael, but in order to live through the ordeal they must work as a team.

The Climb (2002"The Climb" This is just a really good film, even if you know nothing about climbing. Buy it, enjoy it, use it for outreach. It might even inspire you to learn to climb.

The Climb

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Music of the Mountains Scheduled

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced the 8th annual "Music of the Mountains" celebration, which will be held this year April 20th through the 22nd. Over the years, this event has grown to span an entire weekend, with performances of traditional music in neighboring communities, including an entire day of free music at the Sugarlands Visitor Center on April 21st.

The three-day event begins with a concert of Celtic music by the Good Thymes Ceilidh Band on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center in Townsend, Tenn. General admission is $5. The "Music of the Mountains" program continues on Saturday with a series of free performances of old-time mountain music during the day at the park's Sugarlands Visitor Center. Back again this year will be a Sunday afternoon program at the Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Cosby, Tenn., where traditional Appalachian religious music will be showcased. General admission is $4.

At Sugarlands Visitor Center, six programs are planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (see schedule below). They are all free of charge and open to the public. The students of the East Tennessee State University Old Time Band will be performing at the event for the very first time this year. The group will play two sets, at 2 and 3 pm.

"The park has offered the 'Music of the Mountains' festival since 2005 to share with our visitors the region's rich musical traditions of the era before modern bluegrass and country music," said supervisory park ranger Kent Cave. "We are delighted to continue partnerships with our neighbors in Cosby and Townsend that present various types of music played here in the southern mountains," said Cave.

The schedule of events are:

April 20th - Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend
Admission: $5

7 pm - Celtic Music by "The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band"; come early to enjoy Art on the Porch with members of the Townsend Artisan's Guild

April 21st - Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Admission is free

10 am - Lost Mill String Band
11 am - Brien Fain
12 pm - Boogertown Gap Band
1 pm - Tony Thomas
2 pm - ETSU Old-Time Band
3 pm - ETSU Old-Time Band
4 pm - Mountain Strings

April 22nd - Smoky Mountain Visitor Center, Cosby
Admission: $4

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