3 Lions Tama Abu Pass
Gunung Tama Abu
Sarawak :: Borneo :: Malaysia
2009 International Expedition
Robin Leo Gunung Tam Abu
Tama Abu Peak
Sunset view of Tama Abu Peak
Photographed from Tam Abu Pass
More photos

Sarawak Mountain Elevations

Gunung Murud - 7946 feet - 2423 meters

Gunung Mulu - 7795 feet- 2376 meters

Gunung Tama Abu - 6930 feet (Tama Abu Range)

Gunung Apd Runan - 6900 feet

Bukit Batu - 6863 feet - 2092 meters

Bukit Batu Buli - 6802 feet - 2082 meters (Tama Abu Range)

Bukit Batu Lawi - 6712 feet - 2046 meters

Bukit Batu Iran - 6620 feet - 2018 meters

Gunung Penrissen - 4360 feet

Gunung Santubong - 2657 feet

Tam Abu summited on September 24, 2009

Tama Abu first ascent
AP Sep 30 2009: Expedition leader Robin Leo with Poon Niran on summit of Gunung Tama Abu. The Three Lions International Expedition reached the 2113 meter summit September 24th on their third and final attempt. Gunung Tama Abu is Sarawak's sixth highest peak and least accessible mountain. All of Borneo's ten highest peaks have now been climbed.

Tama Abu Expedition Photos

Historical Events

From: Mountains of Malaysia: a practical guide and manual.

1857 ~ Spencer St. John makes first recorded attempt by outsider to climb Mulu, but only reaches Banarat.
1858 ~ Spencer St. John & Hugh Low - First outsider expedition to reach area of Gunung Murud and Batu Lawi .
1888 ~ First ascent of Low’s Peak, 4,101 metre, on Kinabalu by John Whitehead. Low’s Peak is highest point between Burma and New Guinea.
1891 ~ The Resident of Baram (Hose) is the first outsider to climb Bukit Dulit in Sarawak.
1911 ~ The Resident of Baram (Douglas) makes first government expedition to Bario in Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak.
1911 ~ Curator of Sarawak Museum (Moulton) leads first expedition to Batu Lawi. The Furthest point is half-way
up the saddle between the two peaks.
1922 ~ Swedish zoologist-ethnographer Eric Mjoberg makes first ascent of Gunung Murud, 2,423 metre - the highest mountain in Sarawak - during first scientific botanical expedition.
1932 ~ Oxford Expedition to Sarawak. Tama Nilong and Edward Shackleton make first ascent of Gunung Mulu. 1932 ~ The Curator of Sarawak Museum (Banks) and A.W. Moore are first outsider to climb Bukit Kalulong.
1945 ~ Z Special parachutes into the Kelabit Highlands at Bario.
1946 ~ First ascent of lower peak of Batu Lawi by Tom Harrisson, Lejau Unad Doolinih and five other Kelabits.
1978 ~ First ascent of Gunung Api, 1,710 metre, in Mulu Park. The summit is first reached by Tama Kulan and Tama Bulan (grandson of Tama Nilong who first climbed Mulu with Shackleton in 1932).
1986 ~ First ascent of upper peak of Batu Lawi by 14th/20th King’s Hussars, led by Johny Beardsall.
1993 ~ Australian Kayaker descends Tutoh River from Tama Abu to Mulu.
2005 ~ Pulong Tau National Park gazetted March 25 incorporating Mt. Murud, Batu Lawi and Tama Abu Range in December highwater.
2007 ~ First Malaysian ascent of 2046 meter Batu Lawi on Aug 14.

Gem's Lodge
World renowned guide Jaman's
Homestay in Bario.
All rights reserved
2010 Alliance Partners LLP  
MAS Wings
Long Akah : Long Seridan : Bario
Long Lellang and Bakalalan.
Secure online transactions with PayPal Secure online transactions with PayPal
Balang Maput Homestay
On the edge of Pulong Tau NP
Homestay in Long Lellang
All rights reserved
2010 Alliance Partners LLP