Tahat

Elevation (feet): 9,573
Elevation (meters): 2,918
Continent: Africa
Country: Algeria
Range/Region: Ahaggar Mountains
Latitude: 23.3
Longitude: 5.53333
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
Volcanic status: Extinct
Year first climbed: 1931
First successful climber(s): Wyss Dunant
Nearest major airport: Tamanghasset, Algeria
Convenient Center: Tamanghasset, Algeria

Tahat is the highest point of Ahaggar, the central core in a large composite of eroded volcanic crater plugs. These unusual formations rise suddenly from the vast Sahara desert. Despite its isolation, the area is becoming increasingly popular with tourists, and is surrounded by an unpaved road that takes four days to hike, and obviously much less time to drive. There is plenty of excellent rock climbing here.