Worldwide Ribus

According to Andrew Kirmse‘s excellent Fusion Table covering all peaks in the world down to a prominence of 300 feet (!), there are approximately 6637 Ribus globally. I say approximately because the current methods for obtaining elevation data remain imprecise, so there could well be at least ten or twenty more (or less). Those identified at present include 8 in Taiwan, 58 in The Philippines, 13 in Australia (including 2 in Tasmania) and 68 in New Zealand (including 4 on the North Island).

Red icons denote Ultra-prominent peak with over 1500m of topographic prominence. Huge thanks to Andrew Kirmse for his pioneering work.

If you would like to work out how many Ribus you have climbed elsewhere in the world, or check if a favourite peak is indeed a Ribu, there are two main ways you can do this at present:

1. As Andrew Kirmse’s Fusion Table will be discontinued as a format by Google in December 2019, go direct to Andrew’s separate website http://everymountainintheworld.com/ and be patient while the site loads (not recommended with an old mobile phone!) You can then explore the world and check the prominence of an unbelievable number of peaks (approximately 7.8 million!).

2. For those who are keen on raw data, go to http://www.andrewkirmse.com/prominence and scroll down to download the 106MB txt file of approximately 7.8 million peaks yourself.