Today we went to Gunung Batur early in the morning or late at night, depending on how you see it. We were around 10 people and were picked up at our friends’ villa at 1:30 am. Gunung Batur is one of the two volcanos in the east of Bali. He is still active and emits smoke and ash from time to time. Many visitors are climbing the Gunung Batur for watching the sunrise. He has an altitude of 1851 meters and is smaller than Gunung Agung, which is 3142 meter high. For the Batur you need about 2 hours to ascend it and also 2 hours for the way down. We could have ascend the Gunung Agung too, but most of us thought, 4 hours climbing are hard enough. The drive from Kerobokan to the village Toya Bunkah, which is the starting point to climb up the volcano, took us 2 hours. So we arrived there half past three. First we got some coffee to warm up. The ascent began shortly before four in the morning. Before we could climb up the Gunung Batur, we had to walk 30 minutes to the volcano. This ascent is accompanied by a guide, otherwise it would be diffcult to find the way in darkness. Furthermore we all got flashlights. At the beginning the way was not that difficult, but from time to time it was getting more and more exhausting. First the way is broad, then it becomes a path and finally you have to climb up lots of small rocks. Because the ascent is so popular, you can see in front and behind a line of glowing dots of flashlights in darkness. The top of the volcano we made in about 2 hours. For strenghtening we all got toast sandwiches with warm banana in it and cooked eggs made by our tour guides. Furthermore you can buy coffee or tea. There is no electricity on top, the cooking is based on the energy of the Batur. While we were eating our sandwiches, we were waiting for the sunrise. It was so cold, although we took our warm clothes as jumpers and rain jackets. Unfortunately we were a bit unlucky with the weather. Our sunrise wasn’t that beautiful because of really low hanging clouds and the view of Gunung Abang was obstructed by fog. But nevertheless we have not regretted the ascent and we were proud of us that we made it. After climbing down and going back to Kerobokan, we flopped tired into bed after we just slept a few or none hours.