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Ultras of Africa

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)
1.Kilimanjaro58855895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
2.Ras Dashen39974550EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands
3.Mount Stanley39515109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges
4.Mount Cameroon39014040CameroonCameroon Mountains
5.Mount Kenya38255199KenyaEast Central Kenya
6.Jebel Toubkal37554167MoroccoHigh Atlas
7.Volcan Karisimbi33244519Rwanda/Congo DRCEast Rift Valley Ranges
8.Mount Meru31704565TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
9.Pico de Santa Isabel30083008Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin
10.Emi Koussi29343445ChadTibesti
11.Batu25274400EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands
12.Jabal Marrah25123042SudanLibyan Desert
13.Mont Oku24913011CameroonCameroon Mountains
14.Mount Elgon24584321UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau
15.Thabana Ntlenyana23903482LesothoDrakensberg
16.Tahat23282908AlgeriaCentral Sahara Desert
17.Sapitwa Peak23193002MalawiMalawi Highlands
18.Choqa22254100EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands
19.Argun22083418EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
20.Kimhandu21212653TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
21.Kinyeti21203187South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau
22.Lesatima20814001KenyaEast Central Kenya
23.Amba Farit20614270EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
24.Hanang20473417TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau
25.Pico de São Tomé20242024Sao Tome and PrincipeBight of Benin
26.Guje20133568EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
27.Loolmalasin20063648TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau
28.Gelai19302948TanzaniaEast Central Kenya
30.Abune Yosef19094260EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands
31.Irhil M'Goun19044071MoroccoHigh Atlas
32.Jebel Tidirhine19012456MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas
33.Moroto18183083UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau
34.Kitumbeine17832871TanzaniaEast Central Kenya
36.Serra Namuli17572419MozambiqueMalawi Highlands
37.Mtelo17503325KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau
37.Shengena17502464TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
39.Sungwi17312301TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania
40.Emogadong17302623South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau
41.Dutoitspiek17241994South AfricaCape Ranges
42.Lalla Khedidja17202308AlgeriaMaritime Atlas
43.Kadam16903063UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau
43.Mount Smith16902560EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
45.Mtorwi16882980TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania
46.Tulu Welel16813240EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
47.Loma Mansa16651945Sierra LeoneGuinea Highlands
48.Jabal Shaib al Banat16472087EgyptEastern Desert
49.Adrar Bou Nasser16423340MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas
50.Aggio16303358EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
51.Jebel Igdet16133619MoroccoHigh Atlas
52.Djebel Chélia16122328AlgeriaSaharan Atlas
53.Argun North16103405EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
53.Mount Tama16102489AngolaAngola Plateau
55.Moussa Ali16072021Djibouti/Ethiopia/EritreaDenakil
56.Bada16054195EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands
57.Kabobo16042725Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges
58.Beleya Terara16012731EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands
60.Pic Toussidé15933315ChadTibesti
61.Mont Mohi15923480Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges
62.Mai Gudo15893359EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands
63.Wuhevi15703095Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges
64.Seweweekspoort Peak15432325South AfricaCape Ranges
65.Mount Kulal15422285KenyaEast Central Kenya
66.Tigray High Point15413941EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands
67.Gran Caldera de Luba15392261Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin
68.Nakugen15313540KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau
69.Muhabura15304127Rwanda/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges
70.Karenga15292279TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania
71.Inyangani15152592ZimbabweZimbabwe Plateau
72.Guna Terara15104120EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands
72.Delo15103240EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands
72.Moro de Môco15102620AngolaAngola Plateau
76.Mount Ng'iro15012848KenyaEast Central Kenya

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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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