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Europe High Points - Comprehensive List

Showing Steve Dixon's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (23 out of 62, or 37.1%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia2006-09-05
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains 
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands 
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula2007-06-12
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps2010-06-07
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula 
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula2009-08-15
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula1999-08-11
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps2006-07-27
17.Korab2764Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula 
18.Daravica2658KosovoBalkan Peninsula 
19.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges 
20.Grauspitze2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps 
21.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges2011-09-07
22.Maja Kolata2534Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula2014-07-06
23.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges2005-06-25
24.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic2004-09-02
25.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula2013-06-24
26.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands 
27.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic 
28.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula 
29.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic2012-06-28
30.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges 
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula 
33.Dinara1831Bosnia and Herzegovina/CroatiaBalkan Peninsula2014-07-11
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic 
35.Sněžka1602Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2010-06-10
36.Ben Nevis1344United KingdomNorthwest Europe1996-08-01
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe1999-05-01
39.Carrauntoohil1041IrelandNorthwest Europe2002-06-04
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges2005-06-30
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe1997-09-21
43.Slaettaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe2007-04-08
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands1994-04-01
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe 
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe 
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe 
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges 
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula 
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges 
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe 
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges 
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges 
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands2013-11-06
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps2014-09-30
60.Jersey High Point136JerseyNorthwest Europe 
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe 
62.Vatican High Point72Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands 

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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 Cacasus 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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