MEET OUR GUIDE
SOFYAN ARIEF FESA
Known as one of the first Indonesian climber who successfully scaled the world seven summit. Sofyan start his adventure life since high school where he climb many mountains in Bandung area (Bandung is one of the city in Indonesia well known because it’s surrounded by many mountains). In 2003 he joined MAHITALA, a mountain explorer and nature conservatory organization in his University where he found his true passion in mountain climbing. Throughout his guiding career Sofyan has successfully led group to many mountains like Mt. Loser (Aceh), Mt. Kinabalu (Sabah, Malaysia), Mt. Carstensz Pyramid (Papua), Mt. Trikora (Papua), Mont Blanc (France), Mt. Aconcagua (Argentina), Mt. Island Peak & Lobuche (Himalayas). Sofyan also keeps things running smoothly as the director of operations at Indonesia Expeditions.
Becoming a seven summiteer has paved a new career in Frans’ life. Together with Sofyan and two other friends, he finished all the Seven Summits in 2011.They were the first four persons together from Indonesia that succeeded to climb all the summits. In 2007, Frans got an opportunity to climb Mount Kilimanjaro that become his first experience in high altitude mountain and become the first step in mountaineering career. He also joins in an expedition to the Central Cordillera of Papua and then World Seven Summits. Frans has been guiding professionally since 2012 and already lead clients to Mt. Kilimanjaro (four times), Mt. Elbrus, Aconcagua, Carstensz Pyramid etc. In free times, Frans also do whitewater rafting in West Java.
Andika has been guiding and works full time as a mountain guide since 2012. He has traveled and guided clients mainly throughout mountains on the east side of Indonesia like Mt. Rantemario (Celebes), Mt. Binaiya (Seram), Mt. Carstensz Pyramid (Papua). He also has successfully led group to several trips abroad like the Himalayas, Mt. Elbrus (Russia), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) etc. When not in the Mountains Andika does a freelance job as a graphic designer.
Rahman have a lot of experience in mountaineering. He already did many expeditions in Indonesia, such as a marathon expeditions to climb 10 mountains in Sumatera, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Ambon, Bali, and Nusa Tenggara in 2010. Then in 2011, he joined an expedition to Maros, Sulawesi to explore Leang Pute cave as the deepest vertical cave to descend in single pitch. After graduate from his university in 2013, Rahman start his career in outward-bound training. Then in 2014, he got a chance to become Indonesia Expeditions guide. Since that he already guiding our clients in scaling Mount Rinjani, Tambora, Merapi, carstensz Pyramid and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Rahman was a nice person that didn’t hesitate to share his knowledge with others. He has a strong passion in education and training. He became a steering committee for Aconcagua expedition team in 2013 and made all the members of the team summited. Now in his leisure time, Rahman helps to teach formal educations and non-formal educations at one of high school in Jakarta.
ALVIN REGGY PERDANA
Alvin Reggy Perdana (Egie) was first person from Indonesia that summited Mount Ama Dablam in Nepal. This achievement then made his name well known belong the mountaineers in Indonesia and formed his new career in mountaineering. Egie used to do other outdoor activities. His first passion was in Speleology. He did several research and mapping of caves in Indonesia, such as at Jagabaya and Mount Sewu. His first experience with Indonesia Expeditions was in December 2013 where he supports us in Mount Rinjani trekking program. And in February 2014, again he was trusted to support Indonesia Expeditions at Carstensz Pyramid. When he is not guiding, Egie work and managing our online outdoor equipment store.