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Ultras of Australia and the Pacific

Peaks with over 1500 meters of Clean Prominence

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M CountryRange (Level 3)Ascents
1.Mauna Kea42054205United StatesHawaii776
2.Mount Cook37243724New ZealandSouthern Alps29
3.Haleakala30553055United StatesHawaii690
4.Mount Ruapehu27972797New ZealandNew Zealand North Island61
5.Mount Balbi27152715Papua New GuineaSolomon Islands0
6.Mount Vineuo25002500Papua New GuineaOwen Stanley Range0
7.Mount Aspiring24713033New ZealandSouthern Alps23
8.Mount Taron23402340Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago1
9.Mount Popomanaseu23352335Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands0
10.Mount Ulawun23342334Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago0
11.Mount Taranaki22982518New ZealandNew Zealand North Island78
12.Mont Orohena22412241French PolynesiaSouthern Polynesia1
13.Mount Kosciuszko22282228AustraliaSouth N.S.W. Great Dividing Range324
14.Mount Tutoko21912723New ZealandLesser South Island Ranges0
15.Mauna Loa21584169United StatesHawaii222
16.Nakanai Mountains High Point20362316Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago0
17.Tapuae-o-Uenuku20222885New ZealandLesser South Island Ranges21
18.Single Cone19692319New ZealandLesser South Island Ranges24
19.Fergusson High Point19471947Papua New GuineaOwen Stanley Range0
21.Mauga Silisili18581858SamoaSamoa5
22.Mount Kanangio18291829Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago1
23.Manam High Point18201820Papua New GuineaNorthern New Guinea Coast Ranges0
24.Manakau17982608New ZealandLesser South Island Ranges11
25.Mount Talawe17731824Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago0
26.Mount Veve17681768Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands0
27.Puu Kukui17281764United StatesHawaii7
28.Volcán Wolf17071707EcuadorGalapagos Islands4
29.Mount Sinewit16702030Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago0
30.Volcán Cerro Azul16681689EcuadorGalapagos Islands0
31.Mount Taylor16362333New ZealandLesser South Island Ranges16
32.Umboi High Point16301630Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago0
33.Mont Panié16291629New CaledoniaNew Caledonia0
34.Mount Ossa16171617AustraliaTasmania115
35.Whiteman Range High Point16101930Papua New GuineaBismarck Archipelago0
36.Skippers Range High Point15981648New ZealandSouthern Alps7
36.Kawaikini15981598United StatesHawaii33
38.Peak 166515971665Papua New GuineaOwen Stanley Range0
39.Kamakou15121512United StatesHawaii11
40.Mount Takuan15112251Papua New GuineaSolomon Islands0

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List Description

Includes all of the Oceania/Australia "continent" outside of the island of New Guinea.


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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