// Gay


Facts

Elevation: 1,476 m (4,843 ft) Prominence: 1,099 m
Ribu category: Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Province: Kalimantan Timur (East Kalimantan)
Google Earth: kml Other names: Guguang
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Gunung Gay (Alastair Robinson, 2011)Gunung Gay (Alastair Robinson, 2011)
Gunung Gay (Alastair Robinson, 2011)

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Bagging It!

According to Nepenthes expert Alastair Robinson, the mountain isĀ ‘called Gunung Guguang or Gunung Gay depending on who you talk to. There are two adjacent peaks in the area, and the maps call the highest one Guguang, but the Dayaks there call it Gay, and vice versa for the other peak. It’s a beautiful area, punctuated only by logging roads and the odd Dayak village. I went alone, which made it horrifically expensive, but if I ever return, I’ll try to get in via perahu instead of jeep. They really sting you for petrol in Berau, whether or not you speak Bahasa.’

Practicalities

Getting there Berau is the closest airport.
Accommodation Unknown
Permits Take a photocopy of your passport photo page just incase.
Water sources Unknown
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Local Average Monthly Rainfall (mm): balikpapan

Location

A forthcoming 2015 expedition to this mountain has been supported by Indonesia Expat.

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