Mount Albert Edward, Papua New Guinea
|Mount Albert Edward|
The cross on top of Mount Albert Edward
|Elevation||3,990 m (13,090 ft)|
|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.
- Nolan, Riall W. (1983). Bushwalking in Papua New Guinea (1 ed.). Lonely Planet. pp. 87–97. ISBN 0-908086-41-5.
- 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.
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