// Sumatera Selatan

The provincial capital of South Sumatra is Palembang which in ancient times used to be the centre of the Buddhist Sriwijaya empire.

The highest peak here is the excellent Dempo near Pagar Alam. Patah has been climbed a handful of times, requiring three days or longer. Bukit Jempol, also known as Bukit Serelo, is popular with local rock climbers.

A Selection of Photos of South Sumatra’s Ribus

The Dempo tea plantation (Tim Hannigan, January 2011)The Dempo tea plantation (Tim Hannigan, January 2011)
The Dempo tea plantation (Tim Hannigan, January 2011)
Dempo crater and crater lake (Daniel Quinn, October 2011)Dempo crater and crater lake (Daniel Quinn, October 2011)
Dempo crater and crater lake (Daniel Quinn, October 2011)
Dempo summit rim (Daniel Quinn, October 2011)Dempo summit rim (Daniel Quinn, October 2011)
Dempo summit rim (Daniel Quinn, October 2011)
The view from Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) as the storm clouds begin to roll in from the other side of the mountain (Dan Quinn, November 2013)The view from Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) as the storm clouds begin to roll in from the other side of the mountain (Dan Quinn, November 2013)
The view from Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) as the storm clouds begin to roll in from the other side of the mountain (Dan Quinn, November 2013)

Map of South Sumatra’s Ribus


Download these peaks as a kml file.

Statistics and Links to South Sumatra’s Ribus

Name Elevation Prominence Ribu Category Island Bagging Info
Dempo 3,173 m 2,450 m Google MarkerSangat Tinggi Sumatra Yes
Patah 2,850 m 1,635 m Google MarkerTinggi Sedang Sumatra
Pasu 2,078 m 983 m Google MarkerSpesial Sumatra
Gumai 1,786 m 1,047 m Google MarkerKurang Tinggi Sumatra
Bukit Jempol 900 m 630 m Google MarkerSpesial Sumatra Yes
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