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Mountains of Malaysia

Mountains Climbed : 4/56
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 (the original list also did not take into account many mountains in Sabah and Sarawak). I determined that the best way to do this was to take into account their prominence*, or 'independence' if you will. 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 1500 m and 600 m respectively. A column for jut, or 'impressiveness', has also been included, where known.

The elevation cut-off was maintained at 1500 m which reduced the final list of mountains to a total of 56 peaks: 30 in Sabah and Sarawak, 26 in Peninsular Malaysia. Some significant peaks such as Yong Belar and Gayong, as well as the twin pinnacles of Batu Lawi were 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 originally using data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), and updated more recently (2023) using 30m (one arcsecond) data from the Copernicus GLO30 digital elevation model [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 1705 651 / 22.7 Trus Madi Range Sabah R / G
03 Tambayukon 2579 862 643 / 23.1 Crocker Range Sabah R / G
04 Murud 2423 1967 380 / 17.3 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
05 Kaingaran 2445 667 Trus Madi Range Sabah R / G
06 Mulu 2376 2020 775 / 28.7 Mulu Sarawak R / G
07 Tahan 2187 2122 558 / 17.3 Taman Negara Kelantan/Pahang R / G
08 Korbu 2183 1977 617 / 26.2 Titiwangsa Range Perak M / R / G
09 Chamah 2171 1040 400 / 12.9 Gua Musang Kelantan R / G
10 Yong Yap : TNBYY (4.6) 2168 643 320 / 19.4 Titiwangsa Range Kelantan/Perak R / G
11 Ulu Sepat 2161 771 351 / 21.0 Temenggor Kelantan/Perak R / G
12 Batu Putih 2131 958 441 / 15.0 Tapah Perak R / G
13 Tama Abu 2112 665 Marudi Sarawak R / G
14 Irau (3.4) : xJerging 2110 668 423 / 33.8 Cameron Highlands Pahang/Perak R / G
15 Benom 2107 1951 356 / 12.1 Jerantut Pahang R / G
16 Apad Runan 2103 968 177 / 10.8 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
17 Gerah : xGBB (5.0) 2103 914 341 / 15.3 Titiwangsa Range Kelantan/Perak R / G
18 Muruk Miau 2077 641 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
19 Berembun (Wray's) 2076 697 258 / 13.6 Cameron Highlands Pahang/Perak R / G
20 Tangga 2014 686 346 / 12.3 Cameron Highlands Kelantan/Pahang R / G
21 Bukit Batu 2012 1568 619 / 33.2 Kapit Sarawak R / G
22 Wakid 2000 943 291 / 12.4 Tambunan Sabah R / G
23 Lumaku 1953 885 325 / 12.2 Crocker Range Sabah R / G
24 Melepe 1940 596 Marudi / ID Sarawak R / G
25 Bukit Batu Iran 1935 771 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
26 Liang 1933 1032 413 / 13.2 Tanjung Malim Pahang/Perak R / G
27 Bukit Melatai Melatai 1908 1093 Kapit / ID Sarawak R / G
28 Noring 1889 798 292 / 20.7 Ulu Perak Kelantan/Perak R / G
29 Unyok Tapang 1879 787 Marudi / ID Sarawak R / G
30 Bintang 1862 1562 378 / 16.5 Kulim Kedah/Perak R / G
31 Bukit Pagon 1861 907 268 / 21.0 Lawas / BN Sarawak R / G
32 Panjang 1840 758 Marudi / ID Sarawak R / G
33 Basor 1838 637 333 / 17.0 Jeli Kelantan/Perak R / G
34 Semangkok 1824 634 348 / 15.3 Kuala Kubu Baru Pahang/Selangor R / G
35 Batubulan 1807 633 Belaga / ID Sarawak R / G
36 Inas 1801 845 327 / 21.0 Kulim Kedah R / G
37 Lotung 1776 1325 Maliau Range Sabah R / G
38 Ulu Kali 1772 922 364 / 12.9 Genting Highlands Pahang/Selangor R / G
39 Bukit Batu Tiban 1768 1116 Kapit Sarawak R / G
40 Besar 1749 641 219 / 9.7 Sungai Siput Perak R / G
41 Monkobo 1740 1283 Maliau Range Sabah R / G
42 Chabang 1711 738 471 / 31.5 Simpang Pulai Perak R / G
43 Api 1701 601 665 / 25.4 Mulu Sarawak R / G
44 Bubu 1657 1494 Kuala Kangsar Perak R / G
45 Nungkok 1652 620 596 / 33.3 Crocker Range Sabah R / G
46 Murud Kecil 1615 1033 240 / 13.1 Kelabit Highlands Sarawak R / G
47 Antulai 1593 1050 Nabawan Sabah R / G
48 Mount Benarat 1585 679 766 / 54.1 Mulu Sarawak R / G
49 Bukit Kalulong 1573 1134 Long Selatong Sarawak R / G
50 Pt.1571 1571 1336 Taman Negara Terengganu R
51 Rumput / Kanyi 1566 1534 383 / 15.8 Lundu / ID Sarawak R / G
52 Rabong 1538 979 593 / 28.4 Gua Musang Kelantan R / G
53 Ulu Titi Basah / เขาฮูลูติติปาซา 1533 1057 Temenggor / TH Perak R / G
54 Bukit Kayo 1533 1057 Belaga Sarawak R / G
55 Lawit 1519 1301 342 / 17.8 Hulu Terengganu Terengganu R / G
56 Tapis 1512 1223 469 / 29.3 Sg. Lembing Pahang R / G


The Original List