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Europe High Points - Comprehensive List

Showing Patrick Thornley's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (30 out of 62, or 48.39%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains2010-08-24
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia2014-08-20
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps2005-09-13
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 Peninsula 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula 
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula2014-08-24
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula2014-08-28
17.Korab2764Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula2016-06-13
18.Daravica2658KosovoBalkan Peninsula 
19.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges 
21.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
22.Maja Kolata2534Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
23.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2012-08-31
24.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
25.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula2017-10-05
26.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands 
27.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic 
28.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula2016-06-15
29.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic 
30.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges2013-05-16
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula 
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula2017-10-02
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic 
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2015-10-17
36.Ben Nevis1344United KingdomNorthwest Europe1995-06-04
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe1995-06-01
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe2015-02-19
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges2013-05-18
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe1995-06-07
43.Slættaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands 
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe2014-01-24
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe2015-11-10
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe2014-01-24
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges2013-05-13
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula2017-04-18
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges2017-10-07
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2014-01-24
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges2015-10-12
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges2015-10-13
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges2015-10-14
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands 
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe2014-01-21
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps2017-04-20
60.Jersey High Point136JerseyNorthwest Europe 
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe 
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands2017-04-25

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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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