Clambering up the last 350m to the summit of Lombok’s Gunung Rinjani was physically one of the hardest things I’ve done. I’m not in rock star shape, I was literally racing to the top (I had a sunrise to attend), and it felt like I was Frodo in Lord of the Rings returning the ring to Mordor. Seriously, it was all black sand and hiding behind boulders, luckily from the icy wind instead of falling balls of lava. I made it. Here’s the view from the top as fellow climbers make their way down to the warmth and life back on earth. Want the story? Read about my entire journey up Rinjani.