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Ultras of East Africa

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)Ascents
1.Kilimanjaro58855895TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania640
2.Mount Kenya38255199KenyaEast Central Kenya28
3.Mount Stanley39515109Congo DRC/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges32
4.Mount Meru31704565TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania76
5.Ras Dashen39904543EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands24
6.Volcan Karisimbi33244519Rwanda/Congo DRCEast Rift Valley Ranges9
7.Batu25274400EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands2
8.Mount Elgon24584321UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau1
9.Abune Yosef20714280EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4
10.Amba Farit19194270EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands4
11.Bada16054195EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0
12.Muhabura15304127Rwanda/UgandaEast Rift Valley Ranges6
13.Guna Terara15104120EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4
14.Choqa22254100EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands4
15.Lesatima20814001KenyaEast Central Kenya2
16.Tigray High Point15413941EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0
17.Loolmalasin20063648TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau11
18.Guje20133568EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
19.Nakugen15313540KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau0
20.Mont Mohi15923480Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0
21.Argun22083418EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
22.Hanang20473417TanzaniaCentral East Africa Plateau8
23.Argun North16103405EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
25.Mai Gudo15893359EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
26.Aggio16303358EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
27.Mtelo17503325KenyaCentral East Africa Plateau0
28.Tulu Welel16813240EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
28.Delo15103240EthiopiaSouthern Ethiopian Highlands0
30.Kinyeti21203187South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0
31.Wuhevi15703095Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0
32.Moroto18183083UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau0
33.Kadam16903063UgandaCentral East Africa Plateau0
34.Mtorwi16882980TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania0
35.Gelai19302948TanzaniaEast Central Kenya7
36.Kitumbeine17832871TanzaniaEast Central Kenya7
37.Mount Ng'iro15012848KenyaEast Central Kenya0
38.Beleya Terara16012731EthiopiaNorthern Ethiopian Highlands0
39.Kabobo16042725Congo DRCWest Rift Valley Ranges0
40.Kimhandu21212653TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania0
41.Emogadong17302623South SudanCentral East Africa Plateau0
42.Mount Smith16902560EthiopiaCentral Ethiopian Highlands0
43.Shengena17502464TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania5
44.Sungwi17312301TanzaniaNortheast Tanzania5
45.Mount Kulal15422285KenyaEast Central Kenya0
46.Karenga15292279TanzaniaSouthern Tanzania0
49.Moussa Ali16072021Djibouti/Ethiopia/EritreaDenakil1

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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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