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Ultras of North, West, and Southern Africa

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)
1.Mount Cameroon39014040CameroonCameroon Mountains
2.Jebel Toubkal37554167MoroccoHigh Atlas
3.Pico de Santa Isabel30083008Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin
4.Emi Koussi29343445ChadTibesti
5.Jabal Marrah25123042SudanLibyan Desert
6.Mont Oku24913011CameroonCameroon Mountains
7.Thabana Ntlenyana23903482LesothoDrakensberg
8.Tahat23282908AlgeriaCentral Sahara Desert
9.Sapitwa Peak23193002MalawiMalawi Highlands
10.Pico de São Tomé20242024Sao Tome and PrincipeBight of Benin
11.Irhil M'Goun19044071MoroccoHigh Atlas
12.Jebel Tidirhine19012456MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas
14.Serra Namuli17572419MozambiqueMalawi Highlands
15.Dutoitspiek17241994South AfricaCape Ranges
16.Lalla Khedidja17202308AlgeriaMaritime Atlas
17.Loma Mansa16651945Sierra LeoneGuinea Highlands
18.Jabal Shaib al Banat16472087EgyptEastern Desert
19.Adrar Bou Nasser16423340MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas
20.Jebel Igdet16133619MoroccoHigh Atlas
21.Djebel Chélia16122328AlgeriaSaharan Atlas
22.Mount Tama16102489AngolaAngola Plateau
23.Pic Toussidé15933315ChadTibesti
24.Seweweekspoort Peak15432325South AfricaCape Ranges
25.Gran Caldera de Luba15392261Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin
26.Inyangani15152592ZimbabweZimbabwe Plateau
27.Moro de Môco15102620AngolaAngola Plateau

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List Description


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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