Silisili

Mount Silisili is the highest peak in Samoa and the Samoa Islands chain. It is located in the centre of a mountain chain running the length of Savai'i island.

Silisili
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Satellite photo of Savai'i island (NASA photo)
Highest point
Elevation1,858 m (6,096 ft) [1]
Prominence1,858 m (6,096 ft) [1]
Isolation2,245 km (1,395 mi) Edit this on Wikidata
ListingCountry high point
Ultra
Coordinates13°37′06″S 172°29′09″W / 13.61833°S 172.48583°W / -13.61833; -172.48583Coordinates: 13°37′06″S 172°29′09″W / 13.61833°S 172.48583°W / -13.61833; -172.48583[2]
Geography
Silisili is located in Samoa
Silisili
Silisili
Location of Mount Silisili in Samoa
LocationSamoa

Mount Silisili rises to a height of 1,858 m.[3] The word silisili means highest in reference to height, in the Samoan language.

Savai'i is the largest shield volcano island in the South Pacific.

Climbing the volcanoEdit

Mount Silisili makes a popular hike of Savai'i island, and can be reached with a 2-day guided round-trip.[4]

See alsoEdit

  • Mount Matavanu, active volcano on Savai'i, last erupted 1905 - 1911.
  • Mata o le Afi, a volcano on Savai'i, last erupted 30 October 1902 to 17 November 1902.
  • Mauga Afi, a volcano on Savai'i, last erupted about 1725.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Mauga Silisili" on Peakbagger.com Retrieved 1 October 2011
  2. ^ "Mauga Silisili" Peaklist.org - Pacific Islands Retrieved 1 October 2011
  3. ^ Rottman, Gordon L. (2002). World War 2 Pacific island guide. Greenwood Publishing Group. p. 88. ISBN 0-313-31395-4. Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  4. ^ Mt Silisili, page on http://www.samoa.travel (accessed on January 2014)