// Maluku

Maluku province is comprised of the southern part of the Maluku islands and the capital is Ambon, on Ambon island. There are many flights to Ambon from Jakarta and elsewhere in the archipelago. If you have a few weeks to spare you could probably sail there!

Most of the Ribus are rather obscure, but Binaiya is climbed by many keen hikers despite being an expedition of over one week in length. Salahutu on Ambon island is the most accessible mountain here but hikers to not usually go to the true peak. Banda Api is a legendary volcano in the heart of the remote and historically fascinating islands formerly known by the Western world as the Spice Islands.

A Selection of Photos of Molucca’s Ribus

Gunung Salahutu as seen from above Ambon city (Daniel Quinn, December 2010)Gunung Salahutu as seen from above Ambon city (Daniel Quinn, December 2010)
Gunung Salahutu as seen from above Ambon city (Daniel Quinn, December 2010)
Looking back down at the boat from Manuk island (Nick Hughes, November 2007)Looking back down at the boat from Manuk island (Nick Hughes, November 2007)
Looking back down at the boat from Manuk island (Nick Hughes, November 2007)
View of Bandaneira and Gunung Api (unknown photographer, 1870-1892) Courtesy TropenMuseum ArchivesView of Bandaneira and Gunung Api (unknown photographer, 1870-1892) Courtesy TropenMuseum Archives
View of Bandaneira and Gunung Api (unknown photographer, 1870-1892) Courtesy TropenMuseum Archives
Trekking near Salahutu (Wolfgang Piecha, October 2015)Trekking near Salahutu (Wolfgang Piecha, October 2015)
Trekking near Salahutu (Wolfgang Piecha, October 2015)

Map of Molucca’s Ribus


Download these peaks as a kml file.

Statistics and Links to Molucca’s Ribus

Name Elevation Prominence Ribu Category Island Bagging Info
Binaiya 3,027 m 3,027 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Seram
Kapalatmada 2,700 m 2,700 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Buru
Batakbual 1,750 m 1,127 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Buru
Gecilia (Solita Batu) 1,473 m 1,002 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Seram
Lalaitu 1,411 m 1,411 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Wetar
Toplana (Totaniwel) 1,329 m 1,029 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Seram
Sahuai 1,050 m 959 m Google MarkerSpesial Seram
Salahutu 1,023 m 1,023 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Ambon Yes
Wurlali 868 m 868 m Google MarkerSpesial Damar
Laworkawra 781 m 781 m Google MarkerSpesial Nila
Serawerna 655 m 655 m Google MarkerSpesial Teun
Wuarlapna 641 m 641 m Google MarkerSpesial Serua
Banda Api 640 m 640 m Google MarkerSpesial Banda Api
Gunungapi Wetar 282 m 282 m Google MarkerSpesial Gunungapi Wetar
Manuk 282 m 282 m Google MarkerSpesial Manuk Yes
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