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Ultras of Africa

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

Showing Aubrey Davidson's most recent Winter ascent dates for climbed peaks (0 out of 76, or 0%)

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
 Kilimanjaro58855895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania703 
 Mount Kenya38255199KenyaEast Central Kenya32 
 Mount Stanley39245109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges34 
 Mount Meru31704565TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania80 
 Ras Dashen39904543EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands27 
 Volcan Karisimbi33244519Congo DRC/RwandaEast Rift Valley Ranges9 
 Batu25274400EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands2 
 Mount Elgon24584321UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau4 
 Abune Yosef20714280EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4 
 Amba Farit19194270EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands4 
 Bada16054195EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Jebel Toubkal37554167MoroccoHigh Atlas192 
 Muhabura15304127Uganda/RwandaEast Rift Valley Ranges6 
 Guna Terara15104120EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4 
 Choqa22254100EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4 
 Irhil M'Goun19044071MoroccoHigh Atlas16 
 Mount Cameroon39014040CameroonCameroon Mountains26 
 Lesatima20814001KenyaEast Central Kenya4 
 Tigray High Point15413941EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Loolmalasin20063648TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau11 
 Jebel Igdet16133619MoroccoHigh Atlas6 
 Guje20133568EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Nakugen15313540KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau2 
 Thabana Ntlenyana23903482LesothoDrakensberg27 
 Mont Mohi15923480Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0 
 Emi Koussi29343445ChadTibesti2 
 Argun22083418EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Hanang20473417TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau8 
 Argun North16103405EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Mai Gudo15893359EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Aggio16303358EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Adrar Bou Nasser16423340MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas5 
 Mtelo17503325KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau2 
 Pic Toussidé15933315ChadTibesti0 
 Tulu Welel16813240EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Delo15103240EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Kinyeti21203187South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0 
 Wuhevi15703095Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0 
 Moroto18183083UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau2 
 Kadam16903063UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau2 
 Jabal Marrah25123042SudanLibyan Desert0 
 Mont Oku24913011CameroonCameroon Mountains3 
 Pico Basilé30083008Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin6 
 Sapitwa Peak23193002MalawiMalawi Highlands20 
 Mtorwi16882980TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania0 
 Gelai19302948TanzaniaEast Central Kenya7 
 Tahat23282908AlgeriaCentral Sahara Desert3 
 Kitumbeine17832871TanzaniaEast Central Kenya7 
 Mount Ng'iro15012848KenyaEast Central Kenya2 
 Beleya Terara16012731EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Kabobo16042725Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0 
 Kimhandu21212653TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania0 
 Emogadong17302623South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0 
 Moro de Môco15102620AngolaAngola Plateau1 
 Inyangani15152592ZimbabweZimbabwe Plateau13 
 Mount Smith16902560EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
 Mount Tama16102489AngolaAngola Plateau0 
 Shengena17502464TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania5 
 Jebel Tidirhine19012456MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas8 
 Serra Namuli17572419MozambiqueMalawi Highlands0 
 Djebel Chélia16122328AlgeriaSaharan Atlas0 
 Seweweekspoort Peak15432325South AfricaCape Ranges10 
 Lalla Khedidja17202308AlgeriaMaritime Atlas0 
 Sungwi17312301TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania5 
 Mount Kulal15422285KenyaEast Central Kenya0 
 Karenga15292279TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania0 
 Gran Caldera de Luba15392261Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin0 
 Jabal Shaib al Banat16472087EgyptEastern Desert4 
 Pico de São Tomé20242024Sao Tome and PrincipeBight of Benin1 
 Moussa Ali16072021Eritrea/Ethiopia/DjiboutiDenakil1 
 Dutoitspiek17241994South AfricaCape Ranges4 
 Loma Mansa16651945Sierra LeoneGuinea Highlands2 

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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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