This Ribu is the most active volcano in Indonesia. Its name literally means mountain of fire and it is one of the world’s 16 Decade Volcanoes. It can therefore be very dangerous indeed. There was a major eruption in 2006 but nothing on the scale of what happened in October and November 2010 when a series of devastating eruptions killed over 300 people across a radius of almost 20km from the crater.

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Facts Elevation: 2,459 m (8,068 ft) Prominence: 1,014 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Timor Leste (East Timor) Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none Bagging It! We have very little information on this mountain at present. Practicalities Getting there: Unknown Accommodation: Unknown Permits: Unknown Water sources: Unknown Travel insurance: We recommend World Nomads insurance, […]

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Facts Elevation: 2,183 m (7,162 ft) Prominence: 1,993 m Ribu category: Tinggi Sedang Province: Peninsular Malaysia Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Photos Bagging It! At 2,183m, Gunung Korbu is the highest peak in the Titiwangsa range and also the second highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia. It was thought for some time that nearby […]

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Facts Elevation: 2,187 m (7,175 ft) Prominence: 2,140 m Ribu category Tinggi Sedang Province: Peninsular Malaysia Google Earth: kml Rating: Other names: none. Photos Bagging It! At 2,187m, Gunung Tahan is the highest peak in Peninsular Malaysia and is located in the Taman Negara National Park. It’s probably this region’s most challenging trek and the […]

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Bukit Raya


This mountain is the highest peak in the Schwaner range and indeed the highest peak in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). It lies on the border of West and Central Kalimantan and, although it can be climbed from either province, by far the commonest approach is via Rantau Malam on the West Kalimantan side. Just getting to Rantau Malam is an adventure in itself.

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Mount Murud is the highest peak in the Kelabit Highlands and, indeed, the highest peak in Sarawak. It is part of the recently-created Pulong Tau National Park although at present there are no significant Park facilities or anywhere near as many travellers as you would encounter in Mulu National Park. However, with incredible flora and fauna, stunning rock formations, unbelievable panoramic views, and ample shelters to make carrying a tent with you quite unnecessary if you hike from Ba’kelalan, this is one of the finest hikes in Borneo, if not the entire Malay archipelago.

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Salak is one of the most accessible volcanoes from Jakarta but has not erupted since 1938. There are various routes on the mountain range and there is a great deal of variety to be found on its slopes – craters, wildlife, plants and numerous mountain peaks. It is the kind of mountain that cannot be fully explored in a single hike – you need to try various routes to discover the character of the mountain as a whole.

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