Mount Kerinchi

Elevation (feet): 12,467
Elevation (meters): 3,800
Continent: Asia
Country: Indonesia
Range/Region: Sumatra
Latitude: -1.7
Longitude: 101.267
Difficulty: Scramble
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Volcanic status: Active
Year first climbed: 1877
First successful climber(s): von Hasselt and Veth
Nearest major airport: Padang, Sumatra
Convenient Center: Sungaipenuh, Sumatra

Mount Kerinchi is the highest mountain of Sumatra. Like the other hundreds of mountains on the island, Kerinchi is a volcano. It is located near the west coast, about 80 miles south of the coastal city of Padang. Its steep, pine-forested slopes rise in isolation above surrounding farmland. Kerinchi lasted erupted in 1970, and continues to emit clouds of sulphurous smoke.