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Ultras of Africa

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

Showing Denise Mclellan's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (16 out of 76, or 21.05%)

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
16.Tahat23282908AlgeriaCentral Sahara Desert3 
52.Djebel Chélia16122328AlgeriaSaharan Atlas0 
42.Lalla Khedidja17202308AlgeriaMaritime Atlas0 
72.Moro de Môco15102620AngolaAngola Plateau1 
53.Mount Tama16102489AngolaAngola Plateau0 
4.Mount Cameroon39014040CameroonCameroon Mountains24 
13.Mont Oku24913011CameroonCameroon Mountains3 
10.Emi Koussi29343445ChadTibesti2 
60.Pic Toussidé15933315ChadTibesti0 
61.Mont Mohi15923480Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0 
63.Wuhevi15703095Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0 
57.Kabobo16042725Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0 
3.Mount Stanley39515109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges33 
55.Moussa Ali16072021Djibouti/Ethiopia/EritreaDenakil1 
48.Jabal Shaib al Banat16472087EgyptEastern Desert42012-11-21
9.Pico Basilé30083008Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin4 
67.Gran Caldera de Luba15392261Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin0 
2.Ras Dashen39904543EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands242019-02-25
11.Batu25274400EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands2 
23.Abune Yosef20714280EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands42019-02-20
30.Amba Farit19194270EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands42019-02-18
56.Bada16054195EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
72.Guna Terara15104120EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands42019-02-22
18.Choqa22254100EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands42019-02-17
66.Tigray High Point15413941EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
26.Guje20133568EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
19.Argun22083418EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
53.Argun North16103405EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
62.Mai Gudo15893359EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
50.Aggio16303358EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
46.Tulu Welel16813240EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
72.Delo15103240EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
58.Beleya Terara16012731EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0 
43.Mount Smith16902560EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0 
5.Mount Kenya38255199KenyaEast Central Kenya30 
22.Lesatima20814001KenyaEast Central Kenya2 
68.Nakugen15313540KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau0 
37.Mtelo17503325KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau0 
76.Mount Ng'iro15012848KenyaEast Central Kenya0 
65.Mount Kulal15422285KenyaEast Central Kenya0 
15.Thabana Ntlenyana23903482LesothoDrakensberg25 
17.Sapitwa Peak23193002MalawiMalawi Highlands20 
6.Jebel Toubkal37554167MoroccoHigh Atlas1761988-04-01
31.Irhil M'Goun19044071MoroccoHigh Atlas142017-10-06
51.Jebel Igdet16133619MoroccoHigh Atlas52017-10-02
49.Adrar Bou Nasser16423340MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas52016-10-30
32.Jebel Tidirhine19012456MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas82016-11-01
36.Serra Namuli17572419MozambiqueMalawi Highlands0 
7.Volcan Karisimbi33244519Rwanda/Congo DRCEast Rift Valley Ranges9 
69.Muhabura15304127Rwanda/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges6 
25.Pico de São Tomé20242024Sao Tome and PrincipeBight of Benin1 
47.Loma Mansa16651945Sierra LeoneGuinea Highlands2 
64.Seweweekspoort Peak15432325South AfricaCape Ranges92018-12-07
41.Dutoitspiek17241994South AfricaCape Ranges32018-12-09
21.Kinyeti21203187South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0 
40.Emogadong17302623South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0 
12.Jabal Marrah25123042SudanLibyan Desert0 
1.Kilimanjaro58855895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania6642007-10-02
8.Mount Meru31704565TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania772007-09-26
27.Loolmalasin20063648TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau11 
24.Hanang20473417TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau8 
45.Mtorwi16882980TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania0 
28.Gelai19302948TanzaniaEast Central Kenya7 
34.Kitumbeine17832871TanzaniaEast Central Kenya7 
20.Kimhandu21212653TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania0 
37.Shengena17502464TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania5 
39.Sungwi17312301TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania5 
70.Karenga15292279TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania0 
14.Mount Elgon24584321UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau1 
33.Moroto18183083UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau0 
43.Kadam16903063UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau0 
71.Inyangani15152592ZimbabweZimbabwe Plateau13 

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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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