I am intending to visit Solo in early August. I am interested in climbing Gunung Merbabu and camping on the summit for 2 nights.
Would like to check if this region would be safe for a lone female traveler? I have friends who told me that Solo tends to have a higher number of extremists/radicals and as such would be fairly unsafe (I'm sorry if this sounds offensive, I do not mean it to be).
Also, is there cellphone reception on Gunung Merbabu in case of emergency?
Would also appreciate any tips on getting around or on hiking :)