Parang

PARANG

Gunung Parang is one of the most interesting peaks in Java. Despite being clearly visible as a jagged rocky ridge from the Jakarta-Bandung toll road, up until recently it was something of a secret, generally known only to Indonesian rock climbers. From some angles it very closely resembles the famous and unusual Scottish mountain Suilven. By 2017, things have changed and this fabulous and accessible mountain is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

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Fatu Timau

Fatu Timau is a beautiful little mountain that appears pyramid-shaped from many angles. It’s one of the easiest Ribus to bag as its only about 400 metres from the carpark to the summit. Unlike most mountains in Indonesia, that are volcanic, mountains in Timor are non-volcanic. Few foreigners and even locals visit this area so don’t be surprised if they are bemused to see you!

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Muria

Muria is actually a mountain range with different peaks, of which Songolikur is the highest. Despite the spectacular views of the Central Java mountains and northern coastline from the summit, and the shortness of the hike itself, relatively few hikers come from afar specifically in order to climb it. However, this region north of Kudus is a place of pilgrimage as it was very important during the beginnings of Islam in Java. The mountain is dotted with cairns, prayer huts, small statues and warungs.

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Awu

Facts Elevation: 1,340 m (4,396 ft) Prominence: 1,340 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Sulawesi Utara (North Sulawesi) Google Earth: kml Other names: Rating: Eruptions: 1646, 1711, 1812, 1856, 1875, 1883, 1885, 1892-93, 1913, 1921-22, 1930-31, 1966, 1968, 1992, 2004 Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Mount Awu is a volcano which dominates […]

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Daik

Facts Elevation: 1,165 m (3,822 ft) Prominence: 1,165 m Ribu category: Kurang Tinggi Province: Kepulauan Riau (Riau Islands) Google Earth: kml Other names: Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Gunung Daik is the highest point of Lingga island off the east coast of Sumatra. It is a very striking mountain, with two […]

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Batikap

Facts Elevation: 1,580 m (5,184 ft) Prominence: 491 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Kalimantan Tengah (Central Kalimantan) Google Earth: kml Other names: Betikap Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It!   Bukit Batikap is one of the northernmost mountains in Central Kalimantan. In 2012, as part of a mapping project with Tumbang Tohan, […]

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Talakmau

Facts Elevation: 2,919 m (9,577 ft) Prominence: 2,329 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Sumatera Barat (West Sumatra) Google Earth: kml Other names: Talamau, Ophir Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! The starting point for Talakmau (previously known as Mount Ophir in Dutch times and now spelt simply ‘Talamau’ by most local […]

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Ijen (Merapi)

Facts Elevation: 2,803 m (9,196 ft) Prominence: 1,218 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Jawa Timur (East Java) Google Earth: kml Other names:   Rating: Eruptions: Ijen 1796, 1817, 1917, 1936, 1952, 1993-94, 1999, 2002 Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It!   The Merapi-Ijen volcano complex lies within the much larger Ijen caldera on the eastern-most […]

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