// Kalimantan Barat

Kalimantan Barat is one of five Indonesian provinces in the island of Borneo. Most of the Ribus are to be found close to the borders with Central Kalimantan and Sarawak (Malaysia). The provincial capital is Pontianak, which is located on the equator and has an airport with direct flights to/from many cities in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Not much is currently known about many of the mountains in the province although Bawang is fairly popular as it is one of the most accessible to those living in Pontianak.  Palung (Ponti) is the highest peak in the Gunung Palung National Park, famous for biological research. Gunung Niut is a remote nature reserve and an expedition to the highest peak requires about 4 days. Gunung Kelam is a huge granite dome near Sintang and is home to numerous endangered pitcher plants.

A Selection of Photos of West Kalimantan’s Ribus

Sign and pillar at the foot of Gunung Bawang (Dan Quinn, March 2013)Sign and pillar at the foot of Gunung Bawang (Dan Quinn, March 2013)
Sign and pillar at the foot of Gunung Bawang (Dan Quinn, March 2013)
Looking towards secondary peak Gunung Barasi from near the summit of Gunung Bawang (Dan Quinn, March 2013)Looking towards secondary peak Gunung Barasi from near the summit of Gunung Bawang (Dan Quinn, March 2013)
Looking towards secondary peak Gunung Barasi from near the summit of Gunung Bawang (Dan Quinn, March 2013)
Looking east at dawn from Gunung Kelam (Dan Quinn, June 2013)Looking east at dawn from Gunung Kelam (Dan Quinn, June 2013)
Looking east at dawn from Gunung Kelam (Dan Quinn, June 2013)
Map for Gunung Niut area (Thomas Ulrich, June 2012)Map for Gunung Niut area (Thomas Ulrich, June 2012)
Map for Gunung Niut area (Thomas Ulrich, June 2012)

Map of West Kalimantan’s Ribus


Download these peaks as a kml file.

Statistics and Links to West Kalimantan’s Ribus

Name Elevation Prominence Ribu Category Island Bagging Info
Kerihun 2,005 m 1,140 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Borneo
Melatai 1,923 m 1,104 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Lawit 1,770 m 1,118 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Saran 1,758 m 1,575 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Batuensambang 1,744 m 1,072 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Niut 1,701 m 1,658 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Berangin 1,652 m 1,323 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Batutenobong 1,594 m 1,205 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Berumput 1,590 m 1,559 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Beturan 1,577 m 1,369 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Rangga 1,495 m 1,207 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Bawang 1,438 m 1,330 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo Yes
Merdai 1,410 m 1,252 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Sebayan 1,368 m 1,166 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Penrissen 1,326 m 893 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo
Biwa 1,290 m 1,170 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Ngaras 1,185 m 1,121 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo
Palung (Ponti) 1,151 m 1,115 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Borneo Yes
Cabang 1,030 m 1,030 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Karimata
Kelam 940 m 904 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo Yes
Batu Daya 499 m 451 m Google MarkerSpesial Borneo Yes
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