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ScottPossible additions and corrections

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Asia

New surveys put Klyuchevskaya-Sopka at 4835 meters(?). 4750 meters is the elevation for the lower summit.

Africa

Some of the Virunga Volcanoes are definitely higher than Mount Elgon, though I’m glad the Elgon page is getting some fame.

Oceana

If I remember right, Mt. Hagen (PNG) is a volcano, therefore should be #4. I’ll check on this and let you know.
Posted Sep 21, 2006 2:04 pm

CoraxRe: Possible additions and corrections

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Thanks for checking out the page and the comments.

K. Sopka - where have you found that info? I can't find any sources which confirm what you say about the elevation.

You're right about the Virunga Volcanoes. Karisimbi is given at 4507m in Kelsey's book. I just have to verify the elevation and then I'll change the list.

Mt. Hagen is a volcano. Thanks for letting me know, I had completely missed that one. The 3795m will give the peak place # 4 on the list.
Posted Sep 21, 2006 2:39 pm

ScottRe: Possible additions and corrections

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K. Sopka - where have you found that info? I can't find any sources which confirm what you say about the elevation.

I read it from a recent TR from some people that measured the mountain. I'll see if I can dig it up. Apparently the 4750 is just the northern point on the crater rim?

Another place is from Mike Kelsey. He estimates the height at around 4900 meters, but he just missed the summit,. so didn't get a measurement (though altimeters are still no 100% accurate of course). He did get however get higher than 4750 meters on the volcano, but was still below the summit. He mentions this in his book if you wanted to take a peek.
Posted Sep 21, 2006 2:59 pm

CoraxRe: Possible additions and corrections

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I read it from a recent TR from some people that measured the mountain. I'll see if I can dig it up.

Have you found that TR?
Peaklist gives it at 4750m as well. Usually correct info there.
Kamchatka and the Russian Pacific islands list.
Posted Nov 9, 2008 11:09 am

ScottRe: Possible additions and corrections

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I don't remember which trip report that particular one was from since that was over two years ago. I do vaguely remember that the 4750 meter elevation is a point on the mountain, but supposedly not the highest point (?).

This will help though. The Global Volcanism Program which is updated very frequently list the elevation at at 4835 meters, as do several other new sources (also notice that Peaklist also list the links at the bottom of their page to the sites now using the 4835 meter elevation, but Peaklist hasn't been updated since 2004). See here:

Global Volcanism Program

All reports of recent activity list the below as sources:

Kamchatka Volcanic Eruptions Response Team (KVERT), a cooperative program of the Institute of Volcanic Geology and Geochemistry, Far East Division, Russian Academy of Sciences, Piip Ave. 9, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskii 683006, Russia (Email: girina@kcs.iks.ru),

Website

Experimental and Methodical Seismological Department (KEMSD), GS RAS Russia

NASA Earth Observatory also list the elevation as the same:

NASA Observatory

In fact all sources from obervatories studying the volcano list the elevation of 4835 meters (new sources usually spell the mountain Kliuchevskoi?), except for one 2003 reports from KVERT at 4850 meters. Older sources seem to use the 4750 meter value, but all new ones from the volcano observatories use the higher value.

See here for sites about recent activity and which use the value 4835 meters:

Recent Volcanic Activity

I could contact KVERT and could let you know where the elevation comes from. If anyone speaks Russian (do you by chance?), you may get better results?
Posted Nov 12, 2008 9:24 pm

CoraxRe: Possible additions and corrections

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Thanks Scott.
I have mailed some friends for input.

I could contact KVERT and could let you know where the elevation comes from.

KVERT states the volcano is 4750m on their site. See below. Basically, it's a mess with and I wonder how you can pinpoint an elevation on a highly active volcano?
Anyway, I have sent KVERT a mail.

KLYUCHEVSKOY VOLCANO; 56° 03'N, 160° 39'E; Elevation 4,750 m
CURRENT LEVEL OF CONCERN COLOR CODE IS ORANGE

I'll let you know when I have any new info on this.
Posted Nov 13, 2008 9:48 am

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