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Europe High Points - Comprehensive List

Showing Martin Richardson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 62, or 51.61%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia 
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands 
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula2013-07-01
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula2013-08-01
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula2014-08-17
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula2014-08-13
17.Korab2764Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula2014-07-24
18.Daravica2658KosovoBalkan Peninsula 
19.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges2012-08-25
21.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges2014-08-26
22.Maja Kolata2534Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
23.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2012-08-22
24.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic2012-07-10
25.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula2014-07-13
26.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands 
27.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic 
28.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula2014-08-22
29.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic 
30.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges 
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula2013-05-23
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula2014-07-03
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic 
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2012-08-09
36.Ben Nevis1344United KingdomNorthwest Europe1980
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe1991
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe1995-08-01
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges2012-08-31
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest EuropeUnknown
43.Slættaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe2005-09-02
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands2015-07-07
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe2010-09-12
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe2006
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe2010
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges 
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula2013-06-01
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges 
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2010-09-12
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges 
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges 
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands 
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe2012-07-01
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe2012-07-01
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps2015-07-31
60.Jersey High Point136JerseyNorthwest Europe 
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe 
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands1999-12-31

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List Description

There is no truly satisfactory way to construct a list of European country high points. There are issues with the definition of the European continent, with which offshore islands are included or not, and with what constitutes a country or dependency. There are other flavors of this list on the site, but this one is included as a comprehensive "grab bag" of all peaks that could be considered country high points by most reasonable criteria.

This list starts out with the formally defined list of Nation and Dependency high points that are geographically located in Europe. To this are added the following:

  • The actual highest points of Spain and Portugal, on islands out in the Atlantic.
  • The mainland high points of Spain and Portugal, too.
  • The highpoints of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which although not independent countries, are often thought of that way and are often climbed as part of a European high point quest.
  • The highest point in Turkey, and the higest point in the European section on Turkey.
  • Yding Skovhøj in Denmark, which is a few centimeters higher than Møllehøj but is officially disqualified due to its status as an ancient burial mound.
  • The entire Caucasus region high points.
  • For Italy, both Mont Blanc, and the minor sub-peak of Mont Blanc de Courmayeur, which the French (not the Italians) feel is the highest point on their common border.

Even though many people would find this list to be too extensive, I don't think anyone would doubt your claim to have finished the Europe High Points if you climbed all these peaks!


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