|Elevation:||1,590 m (5,217 ft)||Prominence:||1,559 m|
|Ribu category:||Kurang Tinggi||Province:||Kalimantan Barat (West Kalimantan)|
|Google Earth:||kml||Other names:||Mount Kanyi, Rumput, Pueh, Poi, Poe|
This large mountain range is on the border of Malaysian Sarawak and Indonesian West Kalimantan and recently became a National Park on the Malaysian side. It is an extensive, long ridge with various different peaks, the highest of which is apparently Gunung or Bukit Kanyi. Researching this range is quite difficult, as it has so many different names from all of the different peaks. However, according to a twentieth century US military map, the main peaks, from north to south are as follows:
Gunung Pueh, 1,297m.
Gunung Bentarana, 1,310m.
Bukit Kanyi, 1,570m.
Gunung Rumput, 1,505m.
Gunung Tempurung (Tempoeroeng), 1,346m.
Gunung Kalijau or Kalimaoe, 1,216m.
It is certainly clear that Kanyi is considerably higher than all the others, and the high point currently marked Gunung Rumput on Google Maps and Google Earth is actually Kanyi. Given that there are so many different names, we have decided for the time being to refer to the mountain range as Berumput or Rumput and the actual highest peak as Kanyi.
It is possible for fit hikers to climb Kanyi in 2 days from the Malaysian side at Kampung Sebako (east of the peak). Like nearby Gunung Gading, this is a great spot to potentially see Rafflesia. Access from the Indonesian side is unclear and there may not be a trail. Wilson Chin and friends reached the summit of Kanyi in 2015. GPS reading was around 1,574m and there is apparently a large pillar at the top. Like all the peaks listed above, Kanyi is on the borderline between Indonesia and Malaysia.
There is an excellent viewpoint for the entire range at Bukit Gondol, Pugu beach, near Lundu, Sarawak. A little 85 metre high hill but with fabulous views, especially in the late afternoon and for sunset. Berumput/Kanyi is the backdrop, with a couple of minor peaks in the foreground, according to old topo maps Gunung Tamin Menari and Gunung Tamin Tungku, just to the east of Gunung Bentaran.
We aim to reach this top in July 2019….
|Getting there||The nearest city is Kuching, and Kampung Sebako is about 2 hours by car from there.|
|Accommodation||Plenty in Kuching and one or two places closer by in Lundu.|
|Permits||Currently not required, but take a local guide with you.|
|Water sources||Unknown on the lower slopes but apparently none available at the summit|
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Origins and Meaning
‘Berumput’ means ‘grassy’ in Indonesian.