Mount Giluwe

Elevation (feet): 14,327
Elevation (meters): 4,367
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Papua New Guinea
Latitude: -6.03333
Longitude: 143.883
Difficulty: Walk up
Year first climbed: ??
First successful climber(s): ??
Nearest major airport: Kagamuga (Mt.Hagen)
Convenient Center: Mt.Hagen City

Thanks to Michael Bates for adding this peak.

It is the second highest Mountain in Papua New Guinea. It looks similar to Mt.Kenya with twin peaks. The walk is through moss forests. At approximately 11 000ft you enter the grass land. In the grass lands you encounter innumberable tarns and lakes varying from 2m in diameter to hundreds of metres. The climb is magnificent. The easiest route up to the summit is from the north side and a little place called Kagaba. To get to Kagaba you travel from Mt.Hagen City via Tambul. The drive to Tambul is also magnificent and gives a spectacular view of the peak.

This peak is summited far less than Mt.Wilhelm the highest peake in PNG, however is more enjoyable. The local people are very friendly. There is no official or well trodden path to the summits, however the majority of the local people know how to get to the summits. A guide is absolutely neccessary. As well as safety hiring guides helps to put money into the poor local economy.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There are 4 trip reports for Mount Giluwe.

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  • Log #15134 - by Christopher Blogg on Feb 10, 2004
    Raised on a coffee plantation in the Nebilya Valley in the Western Highlands I first climbed Mount Giluwe at 13 with 2 close friends of the same age and a local employee guide. This is my...
  • Log #15135 - by Daniel A. Kyba on Feb 10, 2004
    I will have to check a map to find the exact route, but we climbed from the north side off a road between Hagen and the Mendi road. I remember climbing through forest up to a grassy valley, crossing...
  • Log #15136 - by Daniel A. Kyba on Feb 10, 2004
    I will have to check a map to find the exact route, but we climbed from the north side off a road between Hagen the the Mendi road. I remeber climbing through forest up to a grassy valley, crossing a...
  • Log #15137 - by Michael Bates on July 06, 2000
    Every time was from Kagaba. Varying weather conditions....but never a lack of water, it was always wet!!! Take raincoats!