A Ribu is a mountain with a topographic prominence of 1000 metres or more. According to Wikipedia, ‘prominence measures the height of a mountain or hill’s summit relative to the lowest contour line encircling it but containing no higher summit within it. It is a measure of the independence of a summit.’ There are approximately 7150 Ribus around the world. The latest count in February 2023 is 7156

In due course, a free download of the entire list will be available from the site.

The World Ribus project began in 2020 after discussions between topographic prominence enthusiasts on the Baggers Without Borders (BwB) online forum, following the release of Andrew Kirmse’s worldwide prominence dataset from 2017 based on Jonathan de Ferranti’s global 3″ DEM data. The original list of Ribus was conceived by Daniel Quinn and Dr Andy Dean in 2009 in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of the Gunung Bagging non-profit initiative. It covered Indonesia, Malaysia and Timor Leste (East Timor). Indeed, the word ‘ribu’ means ‘thousand’ in Indonesian/Bahasa Indonesia.

A sub-Ribu is a peak with a prominence of between 990 metres and 999 metres and therefore fails to quality as a Ribu by ten metres or less. This sub-list will be published later as an appendix to the main list. At the most recent count in January 2023, there are – very approximately – around 230 sub-Ribus.

The web-app and database was designed by Oscar Argudo. A full list of country editors and acknowledgements is coming soon as various regional data is published. See below for links to the lists as the data becomes ready. Some editors – notably Jonathan de Ferranti, Jude Newton-Stock, Daniel Quinn and Rob Woodall – edited a wide range of countries. Therefore the table below this text is a simplified explanation of the people primarily involved for each country or territory. It may yet be amended further.

Andrew Kirmse released an updated database of mountains in January 2023 based on GLO30 and we set about cross-checking our work with his. We also made great use of the ‘High Asia‘ list which comprises peaks over 5800m researched by Eberhard Jurgalski for viewfinderpanoramas. It’s a key source of well-researched data to cross check with other sources where available. We have also incorporated some FABDEM figures into the database. FABDEM is a ‘bare earth terrain model’ with buildings and vegetation (i.e. forest) removed based on AI / machine learning techniques which claims to offer improved accuracy. More on sources and methods will be published in due course.

This website uses regional divisions based on Level 1 and Level 2 of PEMRACS – the Peakbagger.com Mountain Range Classification System. It’s a consistent, hierarchical database with a focus on topography (i.e. mountain ranges) rather than political divisions. One of the many benefits of this method is that no single peak appears in two lists; most other systems for making regional divisions are based on international borders and numerous peaks lie exactly on those borders.

Country boundaries and listings on this website are taken from Natural Earth data.

Country or territoryEditor(s)
AfghanistanDaniel Patrick Quinn
AlbaniaDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
AlgeriaJude Newton-Stock, Andy Tomkins
AngolaJude Newton-Stock
AntarcticaJonathan de Ferranti, Keith Bennett
ArgentinaKeith Bennett, Daniel Patrick Quinn
ArmeniaMihai Giurgiulescu
AustraliaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
AustriaDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
AzerbaijanMihai Giurgiulescu
BhutanDaniel Patrick Quinn
BoliviaOscar Argudo, Daniel Patrick Quinn
Bosnia and HerzegovinaDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
BrazilDaniel Patrick Quinn
BulgariaMihai Giurgiulescu
CambodiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
CameroonJude Newton-Stock
CanadaSteven Song, Chris Hood, Rob Woodall, Daniel Patrick Quinn
Cape VerdeDaniel Patrick Quinn
ChadJude Newton-Stock
ChileKeith Bennett, Daniel Patrick Quinn, Alvaro Vivanca
ChinaMark Trengrove, Min He
ColombiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
ComorosJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
Congo DRCRob Woodall
Costa RicaDaniel Patrick Quinn
Côte d’IvoireJude Newton-Stock
CroatiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
CubaDaniel Patrick Quinn
CyprusDaniel Patrick Quinn
Czech RepublicMark Trengrove
DjiboutiJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
DominicaDaniel Patrick Quinn
Dominican RepublicDaniel Patrick Quinn
EcuadorDaniel Patrick Quinn
EgyptJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
El SalvadorDaniel Patrick Quinn
Equatorial GuineaJude Newton-Stock
EritreaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
EthiopiaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
FijiDaniel Patrick Quinn
FranceOscar Argudo
French PolynesiaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
French Southern LandsJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
GeorgiaMihai Giurgiulescu
GermanyMark Trengrove, Daniel Patrick Quinn
GreeceMark Trengrove, Daniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
GreenlandJonathan de Ferranti
GuadeloupeDaniel Patrick Quinn
GuatemalaDaniel Patrick Quinn
GuineaJude Newton-Stock
GuyanaDaniel Patrick Quinn
HaitiDaniel Patrick Quinn
Heard and McDonald IslandsJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
HondurasDaniel Patrick Quinn
IcelandPetter Bjørstad
IndiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
IndonesiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
IranDaniel Patrick Quinn,
Mihai Giurgiulescu
IraqDaniel Patrick Quinn
IrelandMark Trengrove
ItalyDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński, Rob Woodall
JamaicaDaniel Patrick Quinn
Jan MayenPetter Bjørstad
JapanRob Woodall
KazakhstanDaniel Patrick Quinn
KenyaRob Woodall
Korea, NorthDaniel Patrick Quinn
Korea, SouthDaniel Patrick Quinn
KosovoDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
KuwaitDaniel Patrick Quinn
KyrgyzstanDaniel Patrick Quinn
LaosDaniel Patrick Quinn
LebanonDaniel Patrick Quinn
LesothoJude Newton-Stock
LiberiaJude Newton-Stock
LibyaJude Newton-Stock
MadagascarDaniel Patrick Quinn
MalawiJude Newton-Stock
MalaysiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
MartiniqueDaniel Patrick Quinn
MexicoDaniel Patrick Quinn
MongoliaDaniel Patrick Quinn
MontenegroDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
MoroccoAndy Tomkins
MozambiqueJude Newton-Stock
MyanmarDaniel Patrick Quinn
NamibiaJude Newton-Stock
NepalDaniel Patrick Quinn
New CaledoniaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
New ZealandJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
NicaraguaDaniel Patrick Quinn
NigerJude Newton-Stock
NigeriaJude Newton-Stock
North MacedoniaDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
NorwayPetter Bjørstad
OmanDaniel Patrick Quinn
PakistanDaniel Patrick Quinn
PanamaDaniel Patrick Quinn
Papua New GuineaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
PeruDaniel Patrick Quinn
Philippines, TheDaniel Patrick Quinn
PolandMark Trengrove
PortugalMark Trengrove
Puerto RicoDaniel Patrick Quinn
RéunionJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
RomaniaMihai Giurgiulescu
RussiaKeith Bennett, Daniel Patrick Quinn
RwandaRob Woodall
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
Saint Kitts and NevisDaniel Patrick Quinn
Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesDaniel Patrick Quinn
SamoaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
Sao Tome and PrincipeJude Newton-Stock, Rob Woodall
Saudi ArabiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
SerbiaDaniel Patrick Quinn
Sierra LeoneJude Newton-Stock
SlovakiaMark Trengrove, Nikolaus Żuliński
SloveniaDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
Solomon IslandsDaniel Patrick Quinn
SomaliaJude Newton-Stock, Daniel Patrick Quinn
South AfricaJude Newton-Stock
South GeorgiaKeith Bennett, Jonathan de Ferranti
South SudanRob Woodall
SpainOscar Argudo
Sri LankaDaniel Patrick Quinn
SudanAndy Tomkins, Jude Newton-Stock
SurinameDaniel Patrick Quinn
SvalbardPetter Bjørstad
SwedenPetter Bjørstad
SwitzerlandDaniel Patrick Quinn, Nikolaus Żuliński
SyriaDaniel Patrick Quinn
TaiwanMark Trengrove
TajikistanDaniel Patrick Quinn
TanzaniaRob Woodall
ThailandDaniel Patrick Quinn
Timor-Leste (East Timor)Daniel Patrick Quinn
TongaDaniel Patrick Quinn
TurkeyRob Woodall
TurkmenistanDaniel Patrick Quinn
UgandaRob Woodall
UkraineMihai Giurgiulescu
United KingdomMark Trengrove
USADaniel Patrick Quinn, Rob Woodall
UzbekistanDaniel Patrick Quinn
VanuatuDaniel Patrick Quinn
VenezuelaDaniel Patrick Quinn
VietnamDaniel Patrick Quinn
YemenDaniel Patrick Quinn
ZimbabweJude Newton-Stock