Srikandi Airlangga Indonesia announce Aconcagua expedition
Srikandi Airlangga of Indonesia announce intentions to take an exhibition to Aconcagua, where a team will climb the Aconcagua mountains in Argentina in December 2012. The preparation started from January..
Srikandi Airlangga Indonesia Aconcagua Expedition team will climb Aconcagua Mount in Argentina in December 2012. The preparation started from January.
Srikandi Airlangga Indonesia Aconcagua Expedition (SAIAE) 2012 that was the name that was carried by a team of women climbing the Student Activity Unit Wanala Unair .
As planned, in December 2012 they will continue the project climbing seven highest mountain peaks in the world (The Seven Summits) to the second highest mountain on earth: Aconcagua (6962 meters above sea level), in Argentina.
Srikandi Wanala own team consisting of 10 students from the prospective student athletes Unair. Of the 10 people the seven are women, Lestari Ningsih (FIB), Nurul Azhariah (Psi), Debby Aditya (FK), Anzir Nafidah (FEB), Ratu Vizar (FKH), Aprilia Saga (Fisip) and Devita Kusuma Wardani (Fisip ).
"We're trying to rekindle the spirit of women in Indonesia. Through these activities Aconcagua ascent, will be able to show that Indonesian women can also excel in the international arena, as well as we hope this event becomes special gift on Mother's Day women in Indonesia, in December 2012 later, " said Lestari, leader of SAIAE 2012.
Mount Aconcagua is located in Andez Mountains, Mendoza Province, Argentina, has a height of 6962 masl (meters above sea level). Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the Americas, known as the mountain climate is very unstable because of Aconcagua is located only about 100 meters from the sea so the influence of heat and cold currents directly hit the mountain kelembababan cause strong winds and very low water content resulted in snow in the mountains very little. Wind speeds can reach 160 there Km / h and minimum temperatures of up to-30o C.
In order to avoid potential bad things that happen when later in the Aconcagua climb, climbing team prepare for wanala heroine is still in the country. "The main thing we have prepared the financial, physical and psychological condition," said sustainable.
Since January, the team has been trained to regular physical exercise. "In our week of physical exercise twice on campus. Our training schedule to run every 4-9 Km, " said Aprilia, one prospective athletes.
'End of March and then we climb workout (try out) at Mount Arjono and Welirang, for ten days. That was the longest climb I've done, "said the Ratu Vizar. Although his leg abrasions from practicing in the mountains during the try out, he admitted to practice as it is absolutely necessary for the body menyesuaiakan of conditions and extreme weather in the mountains.
Affairs of psychological well they had prepared, among others, are beginning to psychological data collection mengatahui each prospective athlete's mental condition. "Maintain essential mental sangatalah mountain. Climbers must have a strong mental when extreme conditions occur in the field, "said Vizar.
In addition, the team Heroine Wanala also busy with the preparation of financial compliance and licensing. "Expectations of funds for 6 climbers were about USD 700 million. So we also need to find sponsr activity. Praise the university and several agencies such as the PT. Semen Gresik, PT. KAI, Kodam V Brawijaya and Koarmatim have our support, "said Lestari.
"Thank God for the affairs of the athlete is allowed to permit all joined by their parents. There is no compulsion of Unair or wanala their own but who propose to become an athlete of this climb, "said Prof. Imam Mustafa, Director of Student Affairs Unair that accompany them during a press conference. He highly appreciated the team heroine to transmit the spirit of achievement to inspire the women of Indonesia.
Climbing Aconcagua plan was made on December 24, 2012 - 3 January 2013. Previously, on 22 December 2012 to coincide with Mother's Day, plan a big event team will fill the memorial Mother's Day at the Embassy in Argentina. Srikandi team will introduce the distinctive culture of east Java by promoting traditional dance, traditional foods and East Javanese batik cloth.