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Mountains of Malaysia

Mountains Climbed : 6/56
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. The two international mountain classification criteria that I use are P1500 (also known as ultra-prominent peaks, or 'Ultras', which are marked in white in the table below) and P600, which are mountains that have topographical prominence of at least 1500m and 600m respectively. A column for jut (or 'impressiveness') has also been included, where known.

The elevation cut-off was maintained at 1400m for an O2 sat of <85% at the summit. This reduced the final list of mountains to a total of 56 peaks, with some significant peaks such as Korbu and Gayong, as well as the twin pinnacles of Batu Lawi being 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!


Peak Locations

Both the positions of the mountains and the states that they are 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 [The data can now be accessed here since Google Fusion Tables was discontinued in the end of 2019].

R: GPX files for GPS devices (right click and save link as)
G: Position and details from the Geoname placename

Rank Mountain (Rating) Δ (m) Prom. (m) Jut (m / °) Location State GPX
01 Kinabalu (4.8) 4095 4095 1619 / 34.7 Crocker Range Sabah R / G
02 Trus Madi 2642 1683 651 / 22.7 Trus Madi Range Sabah R / G
03 Tambayukon 2579 836 643 / 23.1 Crocker Range Sabah R / G
04 Murud 2423 1954 380 / 17.3 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
05 Mulu 2376 2013 775 / 28.7 Mulu Sarawak R / G
06 Tahan 2187 2120 558 / 17.3 Taman Negara Kelantan/Pahang R / G
07 Yong Belar (4.0) 2181 1973 462 / 26.6 Titiwangsa Range Kelantan/Perak R / G
08 Chamah 2171 1027 400 / 12.9 Gua Musang Kelantan R / G
09 Yong Yap : TNBYY (4.6) 2168 607 320 / 19.4 Titiwangsa Range Kelantan/Perak R / G
10 Ulu Sepat 2161 764 351 / 21.0 Temenggor Kelantan/Perak R / G
11 Batu Putih 2131 962 441 / 15.0 Tapah Perak R / G
12 Irau (3.4) : xJerging 2110 641 423 / 33.8 Cameron Highlands Pahang/Perak R / G
13 Benom 2107 1941 356 / 12.1 Jerantut Pahang R / G
14 Apad Runan 2103 958 177 / 10.8 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
15 Gerah : xGBB (5.0) 2103 894 341 / 15.3 Titiwangsa Range Kelantan/Perak R / G
16 Muruk Miau 2077 615 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
17 Berembun (Wray's) 2076 680 258 / 13.6 Cameron Highlands Pahang/Perak R / G
18 Bukit Batu 2012 1560 619 / 33.2 Kapit Sarawak R / G
19 Wakid 2000 940 291 / 12.4 Tambunan Sabah R / G
20 Lumaku 1953 887 325 / 12.2 Crocker Range Sabah R / G
21 Bukit Batu Iran 1935 741 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
22 Liang 1933 1002 413 / 13.2 Tanjung Malim Pahang/Perak R / G
23 Melatai 1908 1089 Kapit Sarawak R / G
24 Noring 1889 773 292 / 20.7 Ulu Perak Kelantan/Perak R / G
25 Bintang 1862 1546 378 / 16.5 Kulim Kedah/Perak R / G
26 Bukit Pagon 1861 902 268 / 21.0 Brunei Border Sarawak R / G
27 Basor 1838 617 333 / 17.0 Jeli Kelantan/Perak R / G
28 Semangkok 1824 623 348 / 15.3 Kuala Kubu Baru Pahang/Selangor R / G
29 Inas 1801 825 327 / 21.0 Kulim Kedah R / G
30 Lotung 1776 1313 Maliau Range Sabah R / G
31 Ulu Kali 1772 907 364 / 12.9 Genting Highlands Pahang/Selangor R / G
32 Batu Tiban 1768 1116 Kapit Sarawak R / G
33 Besar 1749 632 219 / 9.7 Sungai Siput Perak R / G
34 Monkobo 1740 1232 Maliau Range Sabah R / G
35 Chabang 1711 717 471 / 31.5 Simpang Pulai Perak R / G
36 Bubu 1657 1470 Kuala Kangsar Perak R / G
37 Nungkok 1652 618 596 / 33.3 Crocker Range Sabah R / G
38 Murud Kecil 1615 1020 240 / 13.1 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
39 Antulai 1593 1027 Nabawan Sabah R / G
40 Mount Benarat 1585 738 766 / 54.1 Mulu Sarawak R / G
41 Bukit Kalulong 1573 1130 Long Selatong Sarawak R / G
42 Rumput 1566 1536 383 / 15.8 Sematan Sarawak R / G
43 Rabong 1538 954 593 / 28.4 Gua Musang Kelantan R / G
44 Ulu Titi Basah 1533 862 Temenggor Perak R / G
45 Lawit 1519 1287 342 / 17.8 Hulu Terengganu Terengganu R / G
46 Tapis 1512 1201 469 / 29.3 Sg. Lembing Pahang R / G
47 Nuang : Pa (4.6) / JB (4.0) 1493 816 297 / 14.7 Ulu Langat Pahang/Selangor R / G
48 Kuli 1490 1168 Tongod Sabah R / G
49 Mentapok 1481 618 458 / 20.9 Maliau Range Sabah R / G
50 Bedong 1469 752 309 / 20.3 Cameron Highlands Kelantan/Pahang R / G
51 Besar Hantu 1462 661 323 / 26.5 Jelebu N.Sembilan/Pahang R / G
52 Banjaran Dulit 1461 1148 Dulit Range Sarawak R / G
53 Mandi Angin 1460 1312 305 / 22.0 Dungun Terengganu R / G
54 Meliat 1460 1117 Tawau Sabah R / G
55 Hijau 1448 863 340 / 16.2 Taiping Perak R / G
56 Luis 1426 745 216 / 16.0 Maliau Range Sabah R / G


The Original List