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Climb ev'ry mountain

Jakarta   /   Sun, December 6 2009   /  09:24 am

Mt Merapi, viewed from Mt Merbabu, Central Java Indonesia is a hiker’s paradise, but sometimes it can be tough just knowing where to start. A new website aims to help you take the first step. Dan Quinn makes lists. He makes lists of things to do. He makes lists of things to buy. And he’s made a list of mountains to climb. “Without a list,” he says, “I don’t get things done.” One of the things he wants to get done is to climb at least 100 of Indonesia’s “Ribus”. A “Ribu” is the term humorously coined for a mountain in Indonesia with an elevation of (as the name suggests) at least 1,000 meters. There are around 130 of these dotted across the archipelago, all listed on the Gunung Bagging website, www.gunungbagging.com. The Gunung Bagging website is the brainchild of Quinn and fellow Briton Dr Andy Dean. The two hiking enthusiasts met earlier this year on a tr...