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|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct|
|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.