Mountains & Volcanoes

MY TOP 10

Erta Ale (Ethiopia) : I went twice there : a spectacular sight at night ! This volcano has a permanent lava lake (volcanoes with a persistent lava lake are a very rare phenomenon).
Dallol (Ethiopia) : in the Danakil Depression, hottest place on earth, this place is unique for its landscape of green acid ponds, iron oxide, sulfur and salt desert plains.
Kilauea (Hawai) : fabulous place with its lava lake (in Halema' Uma crater, spectacular at night) and its lava flowing in the ocean (where I walked by night & which I saw also from boat).
Lengaï (Tanzania) : the sacred mountain of the Masaï ; unique for its very fluid & relatively cold lava ; lava which flows out of the crater looks like chocolate !.
Kawah Itjen (Indonesia) : an active volcano with a large acid lake and sulphur deposits where sulphur is extracted by locals.
Yasur (Vanuatu) : this volcano is erupting nearly continuously and can be approached quite safely (especially spectacular at night when volcanic bombs are ejected) !
Semeru (Indonesia) : an active volcano, erupting every half hour when I visited it, when I was living in Indonesia, right from the rim of the crater.
Galunggung (Indonesia) : saw from close its major eruption of June 1982, famous for the 2 planes which accidentally entered the ash cloud and had their 4 engines stopped.
Kilimandjaro (Tanzania) : a non active volcano, top of Africa, a wonderful climb and view over the savannah.
Mont Blanc (France) : highest summit in Europe (except Caucasus).

 

VOLCANOES

(volcanoes climbed by foot & up to summit, except otherwise mentioned)

Africa

Djibouti
Ardoukoba (298 m) (March 2002)
Ethiopia 
Erta Ale (lava lake by night) (613 m) (March 2002 & March 2006)
Dallol (a fabulous wonder of nature : the world's weirdest volcanic crater)  (-  82 m) (March 2006)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nyiragongo (3470 m) (July 1989)
Tanzania 
Ol Doinyo Lengaï (sacred mountain for the Masaï, known for its unique natrocarbonatite lava) (2878 m) (October 2004)
Kilimandjaro (Ihuru Peak : 5892 m ; highest summit in Africa) (July 1994)
Rwanda 
Bisoke (3711 m)
Karisimbi (4507m) (August 2018)

Americas

Bolivia
Uturuncu (6008 m) (August 1990)
Chile
Villarica (2847 m) (January 2016)
Costa Rica
Irazu (by car) (3432 m) (December 2000)
Poas (by car) (2708 m) (December 2000)
Rincon de la Vieja (1916 m) (December 2000)
Nicaragua
Cerro Negro (675 m) (March 2003)
Cosigüina (872 m) (March 2003)
Telica (1061 m) (March 2003)
Masaya (635 m) (March 2003)
Concepcion (1610 m) (March 2003)
Monbacho (1345 m) (March 2003)
San Cristobal (1745 m) (March 2003)

Asia

Indonesia
Bali :
Batur (1717 m) (1982)
Agung (3031 m) (1982)
Florès :
Kelimutu (1639 m) (1983)
Java :
Slamet (3428 m) (1984)
Galunggung (2168 m) (1982, 1983 & eruption 1984)
Cereme (3078 m) (1984)
Semeru, always active (3676 m) (June 1984)
Raung (3332 m) (1984)
Kelud, thru 'dutch tunnel' up to above crater lake (1731 m) (1984)
Merapi (2930 m) (1984)
Gunung Salak (2211 m) (1983)
Papandayan (2665 m) (1983)
Krakatoa (813 m) (1983)
Kawah Itjen (2799 m) (1983)  
Gunung Gede (2958 m) (1883)
Dieng (by car) (2565 m) (1983)
Telaga Bodas (2201 m) (1983)
Guntur (2249 m) (1983)
Bromo (2329 m) (1982)
Tangkuban Parahu (2084 m) (1983)  
Lombok :
Gunung Rinjani (3726 m) (1982)
Sulawesi :
Soputan (up to 1700 m) (August 2004)
Mahawu (1324 m) (August 2004)
Lokon (1580 m) (August 2004)
Sumatra :
Kaba (1952 m) (1985)
Dempo (3179 m) (1985)
Japan
Hokkaidō. Oakan Dake (1370 m) (September 2006)
Hokkaidō. Komaga Dake (1133 m) (September 2006)
Hokkaidō. Uzu (by cable car) (September 2006) 
Hokkaidō. Eniwa Dake (1320 m) (September 2006) 
Hokkaidō. Tarumae (1041 m) (September 2006)
Honshu. Fujiyama (3776 m) (August 2008)
Kyushu. Mt Unzen : Fugen Dake (1359 m) & Mt Myoken (1334 m) (March 2011)
Kyushu. Mt Aso : Naka Dake (1506 m) & Taka Dake (1592 m) (March 2011)
Kyushu. Mt Kirishima : Shiratori (1368 m) & Koshiki Dake (1301 m) (April 2011)
Rebun. Rebun Dake (490 m) (September 2006)
Mongolia
Uran (1686 m) (September 2007)
Russia (Kamtchatka)
Bezymianny (3085 m) (August 2001)
Karimsky (1486 m) (August 2001)
Mutnovsky (2322 m) (August 2001)
Avachinsky (2741 m) (August 2001)
Gorely (1829 m) (August 2001)

Atlantic Ocean

Azores
Pico Island. Pico (2351 m) June 2016) 
Faial Island. Capelinhos (501 m) (June 2016)
São Jorge. Pico da Esperança (1053 m) (Juin 2016)
Iceland
Laki (818 m) (July 2009)
Hverfjall  (420 m) (July 2009)
Askja (1516 m) (July 2009)

Caribbean

Martinique
Montagne Pelée (1397 m) (December 1989)

Europe

Italy
Etna (3350 m) (May 1976) & lateral eruption (November 2002)
Vesuvio (1281 m) (April 2005)

Pacific Ocean

Hawaii
Hawaii Island. Halema' Uma (lava lake by night) (a vent of the Kilauea) (1067 m) (April 2013)
Hawaii Island. Maunakea (4207 m) (by car) (April 2013)
Papua Niugini
New Britain Island. Tavurvur (223 m) (August 1982)
Vanuatu 
Ambrym Island. Bembow (1159 m) (September 2002)
Ambrym Island. Marum (1270 m) (September 2002)
Tanna Island. Yasur (nearly always active) (361 m) (September 2002)

 

MOUNTAINS

(mountains climbed by foot & up to summit, except otherwise mentioned)​

 

Africa

Ethiopia
Imet Gogo (3925 m) (January 2005)
Ivory Coast
Mont Tonkoui (by 4x4) (1189 m) (March 2017)
Madagascar
Pic St Louis (529 m) (May 1998)
Mozambique
Monte Gorongosa (1864 m) (October 2010)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Rwenzori (up to 4500 m) (July 1989)
Sierra Leone
Bintumani (1945 m) (January 2018)

Antarctica

Territorio Chileno
Ellsworth Land. Charles Peak (Ellsworth Mountains) (1078 m) (December 2012)

Asia

Japan
Hokkaïdo. Asahidake (2291 m) (September 2006)
Hokkaïdo. Kurodake (1984 m) (September 2006)
Honshu. Iwaki San (1625 m) (May 2005)
Malaysia
Sabah. Mt Kinabalu (4095 m), highest in Southeast Asia (May 1983)

Atlantic Ocean

São Tome & Principe
Pico de São Tome (2024 m) (August 2012)

Caribbean

Haiti
Pic de la Selle, highest summit in Haiti (2674 m) (February 2017)
Sint Eustatius
Quill (549 m) (March 2010)
St Kitts & Nevis
Mt Liamuiga (856 m) (January 2014)

Europe

France
Mont Blanc (4810 m) (July 2004) ; highest in Europe (except Caucasus)
Montenegro
Savin Kuk (2313 m) (June 2007)

Indian Ocean

TAAF
Amsterdam Island. Mont de la Dives (885 m) (November 2003)
Mauritius
Rodrigues Island. Mont Limon (393 m) (November 2016)

Pacific Ocean

French Polynesia
Iles Australes. Raivavae : Mt Taita (422 m) (July 2006)
Iles Australes. Raivavae :Mt Hiro (488 m) (July 2006)

 

(UPDATED : DECEMBER 2018)

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