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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)Ascents
1.Mount Cameroon39014040CameroonCameroon Mountains32
2.Jebel Toubkal37554167MoroccoHigh Atlas265
3.Pico Basilé30083008Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin6
4.Emi Koussi29343445ChadTibesti2
5.Mont Oku24913011CameroonCameroon Mountains3
6.Jabal Marrah24823012SudanLibyan Desert0
7.Thabana Ntlenyana23903482LesothoDrakensberg33
8.Tahat23282908AlgeriaCentral Sahara Desert3
9.Sapitwa Peak23193002MalawiMalawi Highlands25
10.Pico de São Tomé20242024Sao Tome and PrincipeBight of Benin4
11.Irhil M'Goun19044071MoroccoHigh Atlas20
12.Jebel Tidirhine19012456MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas11
14.Serra Namuli17572419MozambiqueMalawi Highlands1
15.Dutoitspiek17241994South AfricaCape Ranges5
16.Lalla Khedidja17202308AlgeriaMaritime Atlas0
17.Loma Mansa16651945Sierra LeoneGuinea Highlands2
18.Jabal Shaib al Banat16472087EgyptEastern Desert4
19.Adrar Bou Nasser16423340MoroccoNorthwestern Atlas7
20.Jebel Igdet16133619MoroccoHigh Atlas8
21.Djebel Chélia16122328AlgeriaSaharan Atlas0
22.Mount Tama16102489AngolaAngola Plateau4
23.Pic Toussidé15933315ChadTibesti0
24.Seweweekspoortpiek15452325South AfricaCape Ranges14
25.Gran Caldera de Luba15392261Equatorial GuineaBight of Benin0
26.Mount Nyangani15212593ZimbabweZimbabwe Plateau16
27.Moro de Môco15102620AngolaAngola Plateau5

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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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