Go Bag A GunungFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two English expats have recently compiled a list of all the mountain and volcano peaks in Indonesia with a prominence of 1000 metres or more.
Thanks to huge advances in mapping technology, this list of peaks, known humorously as “The Ribus”, represents a new development in our understanding of the mountain areas of the Indonesian archipelago.
The Ribus are listed on a brand new website, Gunung Bagging
Gunung Merapi, near Yogya, Central Java
It is hoped that the list of peaks and the website will encourage hikers, whether Indonesian, expatriate or backpacker, to explore this amazing country in more detail and visit incredible areas as yet largely unexplored.
The variety of The Ribus is huge – some are easy and well-known day-hikes near large cities; others are in remote and challenging forest environments requiring weeks of hiking to reach; some are active and dangerous volcanoes. The Ribus stretch across the Indonesian archipelago from Aceh in the west to
Papua in the east.
Ever wondered who has climbed the most mountains in Indonesia? A “Hall of Fame” will be published on the Gunung Bagging website at the end of the year with details of the people who have hiked the largest number of Indonesia’s many mountains.
The website also includes hiking tips, photographs and route descriptions, and people are invited to post comments about each peak. It is expected that an Indonesian-language version will be launched sometime in 2010.
There will be a Gunung Bagging launch event on Saturday 12th December at 3pm at Eastern Promise, Kemang Raya, Jakarta. All are welcome for an introduction to peak-bagging, a website demonstration by Dr Andy Dean, and a question and answer session.
For more information, please contact Dan: email
or tel: 0878 782 00343.
I'll be there.