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July 23, 2018 in Listings

Mountains of Malaysia

Presenting Malaysia's Half Ultras!

This compilation came about after I decided to tweak the original list of mountains that I have been using over the past few years, and to narrow it down 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 prominence of 1500m or more (marked in white in the table below), I decided to leave the 'Half Ultras' and removed any peak that had a topographic prominence* of less than 750m, and maintained the elevation cut-off at 1400m for an O2 sat of <85% at the summit. This reduced the final list of mountains to a total of 36 peaks, and some significant peaks like Korbu and Gayong, as well as the twin pinnacles of Batu Lawi have been omitted. Ten of the peaks are ultras.

* 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!

Both the position of the mountain and the state(s) that it is located in have 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 (Rating) Δ (m) Prom. (m) Location State Completed
01 Kinabalu (4.8) 4095 4095 Crocker Range Sabah 27 10 2018 M / R / G
02 Trus Madi 2642 1683 Trus Madi Range Sabah M / R / G
03 Tambayukon 2579 836 Crocker Range Sabah M / R / G
04 Murud 2423 2013 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak M / R / G
05 Mulu 2376 2013 Mulu Sarawak M / R / G
06 Tahan 2187 2120 Taman Negara Kelantan/Pahang M / R / G
07 Yong Belar (4.0) 2181 1973 Titiwangsa Range Kelantan/Perak 15 06 2013 M / R / G
08 Chamah 2171 1027 Gua Musang Kelantan M / R / G
09 Ulu Sepat 2161 764 Temenggor Kelantan/Perak M / R / G
10 Batu Putih 2131 962 Tapah Perak M / R / G
11 Benom 2107 1941 Jerantut Pahang M / R / G
12 Apad Runan 2103 958 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak M / R / G
13 Gerah : xGBB (5.0) 2103 894 Titiwangsa Range Kelantan/Perak 08 10 2018 M / R / G
14 Bukit Batu 2012 1560 Kapit Sarawak M / R / G
15 Wakid 2000 940 Tambunan Sabah M / R / G
16 Lumaku 1953 887 Crocker Range Sabah M / R / G
17 Liang 1933 1002 Tanjung Malim Pahang/Perak M / R / G
18 Noring 1889 773 Ulu Perak Kelantan/Perak M / R / G
19 Bintang 1862 1546 Kulim Kedah/Perak M / R / G
20 Bukit Pagon 1861 902 Brunei Border Sarawak M / R / G
21 Inas 1801 825 Kulim Kedah M / R / G
22 Lotung 1776 1313 Maliau Range Sabah M / R / G
23 Ulu Kali 1772 907 Genting Highlands Pahang/Selangor M / R / G
24 Monkobo 1740 1232 Maliau Range Sabah M / R / G
25 Bubu 1657 1470 Kuala Kangsar Perak M / R / G
26 Murud Kecil 1615 1020 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak M / R / G
27 Bukit Kalulong 1573 1130 Long Selatong Sarawak M / R / G
28 Kanyi 1566 1536 Sematan Sarawak M / R / G
29 Rabong 1538 954 Gua Musang Kelantan M / R / G
30 Ulu Titi Basah 1533 862 Temenggor Perak M / R / G
31 Lawit 1519 1287 Hulu Terengganu Terengganu M / R / G
32 Tapis 1512 1201 Sg. Lembing Pahang M / R / G
33 Mount Nuang (4.6) 1493 816 Ulu Langat Pahang/Selangor 23 02 2013 M / R / G
34 Bedong 1469 752 Cameron Highlands Kelantan/Pahang M / R / G
35 Mandi Angin 1460 1312 Dungun Terengganu M / R / G
36 Hijau 1448 863 Taiping Perak M / R / G


100 Mountains of Malaysia