Mount Albert Edward, Papua New Guinea

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Mount Albert Edward
Mount Albert Edward PNG Cross.jpg
The cross on top of Mount Albert Edward
Highest point
Elevation 3,990 m (13,090 ft)
Coordinates 8°24′40″S 147°24′14″E / 8.411°S 147.404°E / -8.411; 147.404Coordinates: 8°24′40″S 147°24′14″E / 8.411°S 147.404°E / -8.411; 147.404
Mount Albert Edward is located in Papua New Guinea
Mount Albert Edward
Mount Albert Edward
Parent range Wharton Range
First ascent 1906 by C A W Monckton

Mount Albert Edward is a 3,990-metre-high (13,091 ft) mountain in the Wharton Range in Central Province, Papua New Guinea. The mountain consists of two peaks about 400 metres apart, a cross marks the top of the slightly higher western peak and a trig station marks the eastern peak. The mountain lies approximately 120 km north of Port Moresby.

The first recorded ascent was in 1906 by C A W Monckton. There were further ascents in the early 20th century, but the first detailed account was made in 1935 following an ascent by Richard Archbold and Austin L. Rand in 1933.


Further reading[edit]

  • Archbold, R.; Rand, A.L. (1935). Summary of the 1933-1934 Papuan Expedition. Results of the Archbold Expeditions. No.7. (68(8): 527-579 ed.). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History. 
  • Monckton, C.A.W. (1922). Last Days in New Guinea: Being Further Experiences of a New Guinea Resident Magistrate. Newnes.