Three UGM students who are rock climbing enthusiasts are ready to carry out an expedition in China. They are Dimas Dwi Septian (Geophysics), Tsubsatun Aziz (Tourism) and Abdul Hamid (Electronics and Instrumentation).
Aries Dwi Siswanto, chairman of the expedition team, said the three students are active in the Nature Enthusiast group of Universitas Gadjah Mada (Mapagama). They had just accomplished a rock climbing activity in three different cliffs in South Sulawesi.
“On 23 September 2013 they climbed the rocks of Tebing Bambapuang, Tontonan, and Tinoring,” said Aries Dwi Siswanto on Tuesday (9/9).
Aries, student of History, said that the three students are athletes who have been trained for a long time. They will do the expedition in mid-October 2013 in China in areas that have similarities with the cliffs in Sulawesi.
"We chose three different cliffs in South Sulawesi as those have similar characteristics with the ones in China,” he explained.
On their preparations for China, Aries said, technically and administratively it has reached 90%. "We’re aiming at making the 180-meter track, so we have prepared our equipment from Jogja,” he said.
Kukuh Prasetyo, chairman of Mapagama, added the China expedition would be conducted in the Pussa Yan cliff in the Getu River National Park on the west of China. One manager will accompany the team. This is a gift to the 40th anniversary of Mapagama.
"We would like to ask for blessings and support for the expedition to be able to run well,” Kukuh Prasetyo added.