Ambesu

Facts Elevation: 1,957 m (6,421 ft) Prominence: 996 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: Ambeso Bagging It! Gunung Ambeso is sometimes climbed be local students from the southern part of the Toraja region. There are minor roads quite high up the side of the mountain so […]

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Kambuno (Lantangunta)

Facts Elevation: 2,855 m (9,367 ft) Prominence: 1,199 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Bagging It! We currently know very little about this peak – please contact us if you can provide any information. Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Accommodation: Unknown Permits: Unknown Water sources: […]

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Moncong Lompobatang

This Ribu is the second most prominent peak in Sulawesi (after Rantemario). It was first climbed in 1840 by James Brooke, an Englishman who later became Raja of Sarawak. The mountain range actually consists of two major mountains – Lompobatang (2,874m) and the more northerly and slightly lower Bawakaraeng (2,830m). Because of the proximity of the mountains to the bustling city of Makassar both peaks are climbed by student hikers almost every weekend.

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Tondongkarambu

Gunung Tondongkarambu is the highest mountain in the Bantimurung – Bulusaraung National Park area which was first explored by Alfred Russel Wallace in 1857 and is the second largest karst area in the world. Good hiking options in this very picturesque region include both Tondongkarambu and the more popular and shapely Bulusaraung. Apparently there is a small village named Tobalo in a remote part of the national park whose inhabitants are eleven albinos. It is said that this number must stay the same, so should one inhabitant die, a new albino from outside must come and take his or her place.

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Buntu Puang

Facts Elevation: 1,925 m (6,316 ft) Prominence: 852 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sulawesi Selatan (South Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Bagging It! This is the closest major peak to the city of Palopo. There are several possible routes, but the easiest is from the Latuppa area to the south. It can […]

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Bawakaraeng

Bawakaraeng is the most popular hike in South Sulawesi, because of both its proximity to Makassar and also its considerable height. The trail itself is in excellent condition although, since the enormous October 2004 landslide that took a large part of the mountainside down with it, the hike is a considerable 7-8 hours from the trailhead to the summit. The likelihood is that you will meet plenty of other hikers, especially on weekends, and perhaps even Tata Rasyid, the guardian of the mountain who climbs on a regular basis for the frequent traditional religious celebrations that take place up the mountain.

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