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June 11, 2013 in Listings

Mountains of Indonesia

Presenting Indonesia's Ultras over 2500m!

I decided to narrow the list of Indonesian mountains to just the main prominent peaks, and felt that taking into account their prominence (or 'independence' if you will) was the best way to do so. Since ultra-prominent peaks, or 'Ultras', are considered peaks that have a topographic prominence of 1500m or more, I decided to remove any peak lower than that, and maintained the elevation cut-off at 2500m for an O2 sat of <75% at the summit. This reduced the final list of mountains to a total of 46 peaks, and omitting some significant peaks like Bukit Raya, which is the highest peak in Kalimantan and one of Indonesia's 'Seven Summits'.

* Prominence is defined as the "height of a mountain's summit by the vertical distance between it and the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it", and has been described as an "objective measurement that is strongly correlated with the subjective significance of a summit". Since peaks with high prominence are either the highest point on a massif or an isolated peak, they also tend to have the best views!

The position of the mountain has been verified with Geoname, and the prominence has been determined using algorithms on Google Fusion Tables that were developed by Andrew Kirmse.

M: Movescount Page with the details of the trek
R: Routes that were extracted from each completed trek
G: Position and details from the Geoname placename

Rank Mountain Δ (m) Prom. (m) Location Island Completed
01 Puncak Jaya (Carstensz Pyramid) 4884 4840 Papua New Guinea M / R / G
02 Puncak Mandala 4760 2722 Papua New Guinea M / R / G
03 Angemuk 3949 1526 Papua New Guinea M / R / G
04 Kerinci (Indrapura) 3805 3774 Jambi Sumatera M / R / G
05 Rinjani 3726 3681 Nusa Tenggara Barat Lombok M / R / G
06 Semeru (Mahameru) 3676 3661 Jawa Timur Java M / R / G
07 Undundi-Wandandi 3640 1716 Papua New Guinea M / R / G
08 Pergunungan Weyland 3480 2202 Papua New Guinea M / R / G
09 Leuser 3466 2922 Aceh Sumatera M / R / G
10 Rantemario (Latimojong) 3440 3428 Sulawesi Selatan Sulawesi M / R / G
11 Slamet 3428 3266 Jawa Tengah Java M / R / G
12 Sumbing 3371 2565 Jawa Tengah Java M / R / G
13 Deyjay 3340 1508 Papua New Guinea M / R / G
14 Arjuna 3339 2782 Jawa Timur Java M / R / G
15 Raung 3332 2999 Jawa Timur Java M / R / G
16 Lawu 3265 3093 Jawa Timur Java M / R / G
17 Dempo 3173 2425 Sumatera Selatan Sumatera M / R / G
18 Sindoro 3150 1755 Jawa Tengah Java M / R / G
19 Merbabu 3145 2406 Jawa Tengah Java M / R / G
20 Argopuro 3088 2725 Jawa Timur Java M / R / G
21 Mugajah 3079 1795 Aceh Sumatera M / R / G
22 Cereme 3078 2754 Jawa Barat Java M / R / G
23 Gandadiwata 3074 2130 Sulawesi Barat Sulawesi M / R / G
24 Agung 3031 2995 Bali Bali M / R / G
25 Sojol 3030 2539 Sulawesi Tengah Sulawesi M / R / G
26 Binaiya 3027 3024 Maluku Seram M / R / G
27 Pangrango 3019 2414 Jawa Barat Java M / R / G
28 Balease (Tolangi) 3016 1576 Sulawesi Selatan Sulawesi M / R / G
29 Bandahara 3012 1626 Aceh Sumatera M / R / G
30 Arfak (Umsini) 2955 2761 Papua Barat New Guinea M / R / G
31 Masurai 2933 1780 Jambi Sumatera M / R / G
32 Talamau (Ophir) 2919 2295 Sumatera Barat Sumatera M / R / G
33 Marapi 2891 2110 Sumatera Barat Sumatera M / R / G
34 Geureudong 2885 1536 Aceh Sumatera M / R / G
35 Singgalang 2877 1703 Sumatera Barat Sumatera M / R / G
36 Moncong Lompobatang 2874 2836 Sulawesi Selatan Sulawesi M / R / G
37 Kandela 2870 2242 Sulawesi Tengah Sulawesi M / R / G
38 Butak 2868 1643 Jawa Timur Java M / R / G
39 Tambora 2851 2696 Nusa Tenggara Barat Sumbawa M / R / G
40 Patah 2850 1623 Sumatera Selatan Sumatera M / R / G
41 Cikuray 2821 2080 Jawa Barat Java M / R / G
42 Kapalatmada 2700 2698 Maluku Buru M / R / G
43 Mekongga 2650 2203 Sulawesi Tenggara Sulawesi M / R / G
44 Pompangeo 2590 2242 Sulawesi Tengah Sulawesi M / R / G
45 Tumpu 2565 2024 Sulawesi Tengah Sulawesi M / R / G
46 Ngliman 2563 2113 Jawa Timur Java M / R / G


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