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Knocking this important article into shape. Not sure that a Park template is the right one.. but let's see how it develops. --Burmesedays 02:02, 13 September 2009 (EDT)

Besakih Article[edit]

As discussed, I merged the Besakih article here and put a re-direct in place. --Burmesedays 08:54, 15 September 2009 (EDT)

Why does this article insist one should have a guide? You don't NEED a guide to climb a 3000 m volcano. It's not Everest.

16 Sept 2016 (bbirtle) - Hi all I went ahead and took a stab at building onto your article, after climbing the mountain last week and having not found great information available and some surprises. It was my first time trying to write for this type of medium so feel free to do some cleaning up and apologies if I accidentally violated any standards.

I'm not sure why Besikah was merged into here, since thousands visit there without climbing the mountains and aren't they basically two completely different trips and things that merit their own pages each?

As for guides, I tried to bite my tongue on that one. The previous author clearly thinks strongly and positively about them but if you read online forums there is definitely a mixed opinion. I would suggest perhaps just presenting both sides and letting users pick instead of proclaiming "a guide is absolutely necessary". Clearly, it's not - as the above user said, this isn't Mt. Everest. I personally have climbed many mountains and this one ranks as "quite easy" in my book even having done the far more technical wild climbing traverse from the rim to the true summit. So to proclaim I need to have a local, who is actually far less experienced and physically fit as I am, is ridiculous and there are many fit travelers in the same situation. —The preceding comment was added by Bbirtle (talkcontribs)