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Ultras of Africa

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)Ascents
1.Kilimanjaro58855895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania831
2.Ras Dashen39904543EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands30
3.Mount Stanley39245109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges42
4.Mount Cameroon39014040CameroonCameroon Mountains28
5.Mount Kenya38255199KenyaEast Central Kenya45
6.Jebel Toubkal37554167MoroccoHigh Atlas230
7.Volcan Karisimbi33124507Congo DRC/RwandaEast Rift Valley Ranges13
8.Mount Meru31704565TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania92
9.Pico Basilé30083008Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin6
10.Emi Koussi29343445ChadTibesti2
11.Tullu Dimtu25044377EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands3
12.Mont Oku24913011CameroonCameroon Mountains3
13.Jabal Marrah24823012SudanLibyan Desert0
14.Mount Elgon24584321UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau4
15.Thabana Ntlenyana23903482LesothoDrakensberg30
16.Tahat23282908AlgeriaCentral Sahara Desert3
17.Sapitwa Peak23193002MalawiMalawi Highlands24
18.Choqa22254100EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4
19.Argun22083418EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
20.Kinyeti21203187South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0
21.Lukwangule Peak21132645TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania2
22.Lesatima20814001KenyaEast Central Kenya5
23.Abune Yosef20714280EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4
24.Hanang20473417TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau10
25.Pico de São Tomé20242024Sao Tome and PrincipeBight of Benin1
26.Guje20133568EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
27.Loolmalasin20063648TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau13
28.Gelai19302948TanzaniaEast Central Kenya10
30.Amba Farit19194270EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands4
31.Irhil M'Goun19044071MoroccoHigh Atlas17
32.Jebel Tidirhine19012456MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas9
33.Moroto18183083UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau2
34.Kitumbeine17832871TanzaniaEast Central Kenya10
36.Serra Namuli17572419MozambiqueMalawi Highlands0
37.Mtelo17503325KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau2
37.Shengena17502464TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania7
39.Sungwi17312301TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania7
40.Emogadong17302623South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0
41.Dutoitspiek17241994South AfricaCape Ranges4
42.Lalla Khedidja17202308AlgeriaMaritime Atlas0
43.Kadam16903063UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau2
43.Mount Smith16902560EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
45.Mtorwi16882980TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania2
46.Tulu Welel16813240EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
47.Loma Mansa16651945Sierra LeoneGuinea Highlands2
48.Jabal Shaib al Banat16472087EgyptEastern Desert4
49.Adrar Bou Nasser16423340MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas5
50.Aggio16303358EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
51.Jebel Igdet16133619MoroccoHigh Atlas6
52.Djebel Chélia16122328AlgeriaSaharan Atlas0
53.Argun North16103405EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
53.Mount Tama16102489AngolaAngola Plateau0
55.Moussa Ali16072021Eritrea/Ethiopia/DjiboutiDenakil1
56.Bada16054195EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0
57.Kabobo16042725Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0
58.Beleya Terara16012731EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0
60.Pic Toussidé15933315ChadTibesti0
61.Mont Mohi15923480Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0
62.Mai Gudo15893359EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
63.Wuhevi15703095Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0
64.Seweweekspoort Peak15432325South AfricaCape Ranges12
65.Mount Kulal15422285KenyaEast Central Kenya1
66.Tigray High Point15413941EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0
67.Gran Caldera de Luba15392261Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin0
68.Muhabura15304127Uganda/RwandaEast Rift Valley Ranges7
69.Karenga15292279TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania0
70.Nakugen15213530KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau2
71.Inyangani15152592ZimbabweZimbabwe Plateau16
72.Guna Terara15104120EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4
72.Delo15103240EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0
72.Moro de Môco15102620AngolaAngola Plateau1
76.Mount Ng'iro15012848KenyaEast Central Kenya3

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List Description

Africa, as defined here, includes just the main continental landmass, plus the "Cameroon Line" of volcanoes (which includes peaks on islands and the mainland). Madagascar, Cape Verde, the Canaries, and other island groups are included in the "Arctic/Atlantic/Indian Ocean Islands" Ultras list.


The master list of the world's "Ultras" was originally compiled in the 2000-2006 timeframe by Jonathan de Ferranti, Aaron Maizlish, and Eberhard Jurgalski, with the assistance of several other prominence enthusiasts and Edward Earl’s Winprom program. Their listings were published on The lists on this site incorporate several updates, additions, and deletions since then, many of them resulting from a worldwide programmatic analysis done by Andrew Kirmse in 2017. All prominence-based climbers owe these pioneers a huge debt of gratitude.


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