THE SEVEN HILLS OF RE­GRET

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The story of God­dess Anjani served as much-needed mo­ti­va­tion as I climbed Rin­jani. A no­to­ri­ous part of the hike in­volves go­ing up and down seven con­sec­u­tive steeps hills, known as The Seven Hills of Re­gret. Th­ese are so named be­cause the ter­rain is gru­elling, and it is the spot where many trekkers re­gret their de­ci­sion to start the jour­ney up the moun­tain. Count me in­cluded, es­pe­cially when the tem­per­a­ture rose to 35-40C. I got sun­burned while pass­ing the sa­van­nah hills, and was dis­cour­aged by the

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