// 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 spacious campsite, with fresh water, on Dempo (Wolfgang Piecha, June 2011)The spacious campsite, with fresh water, on Dempo (Wolfgang Piecha, June 2011)
The spacious campsite, with fresh water, on Dempo (Wolfgang Piecha, June 2011)
The transmigrant village in the Dempo tea plantation (Wolfgang Piecha, June 2011)The transmigrant village in the Dempo tea plantation (Wolfgang Piecha, June 2011)
The transmigrant village in the Dempo tea plantation (Wolfgang Piecha, June 2011)
Looking toward the cliffs and summit of Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) as cloud swirls in (Dan Quinn, November 2013)Looking toward the cliffs and summit of Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) as cloud swirls in (Dan Quinn, November 2013)
Looking toward the cliffs and summit of Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) as cloud swirls in (Dan Quinn, November 2013)
Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) seen over the Lematang River near Lahat (Dan Quinn, November 2013)Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) seen over the Lematang River near Lahat (Dan Quinn, November 2013)
Bukit Jempol (Bukit Serelo) seen over the Lematang River near Lahat (Dan Quinn, November 2013)

Map of South Sumatra’s Ribus


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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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