Lokon

LOKON

Lokon is a very active twin volcano with the adjacent Empung and is located close to the pleasantly cool town of Tomohon, which is surrounded by agricultural land. All recent eruptions have originated from the Tompaluan crater which lies in the saddle between the two peaks – when most people say they climbed Lokon they mean they visited the crater and most guides will think you only want to go to the crater.

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Ruang

RUANG

Gunung Ruang is the southern-most volcano in the Sangihe arc between North Sulawesi and Mindanao in the Philippines. The island volcano is situated in Kebupaten Sitaro next to the island of Tagulandang. The last significant eruption was in 2002 when two kampungs had to be evacuated. Since then, Ruang continues to be active with fumes around the crater. For some reason, many locals call the island and volcano ‘Duang’.

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Parang

PARANG

Gunung Parang is one of the most interesting peaks in Java. Despite being clearly visible as a jagged rocky ridge from the Jakarta-Bandung toll road, up until recently it was something of a secret, generally known only to Indonesian rock climbers. From some angles it very closely resembles the famous and unusual Scottish mountain Suilven. By 2017, things have changed and this fabulous and accessible mountain is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

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Maras (Bui)

Facts Elevation: 705 m (2,313 ft) Prominence: 705 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Bangka Belitung Google Earth: kml Other names:   Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Gunung Maras is the name given to the largest mountain range on the island of Bangka. Whilst not especially high by Indonesian standards, it consists […]

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Samosir

Facts Elevation: 1,713 m (5,620 ft) Prominence: 806 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) Google Earth: kml Other names:   Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It!   This Ribu is the highest point on the volcanic island of Samosir, which lies within the vast Toba caldera complex – a […]

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Pusuk Buhit

Facts Elevation: 1,982 m (6,503 ft) Prominence: 810 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) Google Earth: kml Other names:   Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! This lovely mountain is located near Pangururan just to the west of Samosir island and Lake Toba. It is best known for the […]

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Banda Api

BANDA API

Banda Api is a small but very active island volcano in the remote Banda islands. It has been observed and written about for centuries since it was a key location for the trading of spice when the British, Dutch and Portuguese sought the vast quantities of nutmeg on these islands – particularly Run / Rhun island. The last major eruption was in 1988 but there remains minor fumarole activity near the summit.

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Pulau Bawean (Gunung Besar)

Facts Elevation: 655 m (2,149 ft) Prominence: 655 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Jawa Timur (East Java) Google Earth: kml Other names: Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Gunung Besar is the highest mountain on the island of Bawean, which lies about 150km north of Surabaya in the Java Sea (about a […]

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Patuha

Facts Elevation: 2,434 m (7,986 ft) Prominence: 964 m Ribu category: Spesial Province: Jawa Barat (West Java) Google Earth: kml Other names: Sepuh Rating: Photos ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Bagging It! Gunung Patuha is just over 40km from Bandung city, near Sugih village in the district of Pasir Jambu. It is the highest peak […]

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