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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

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RankPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 2)
1.Elbrus18,510RussiaCaucasus Mountains
2.Shkhara17,037Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains
3.Mount Ararat16,854TurkeyAnatolia
4.Mont Blanc15,781France/ItalyAlps
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur15,577ItalyAlps
6.Monte Rosa15,203SwitzerlandAlps
7.Bazar Dyuzi14,652Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains
8.Aragats Lerr13,419ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains
9.Großglockner12,461AustriaAlps
10.Pico de Teide12,198SpainMid-Atlantic Islands
11.Mulhacén11,414SpainIberian Peninsula
12.Zugspitze9718Germany/AustriaAlps
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa9662AndorraIberian Peninsula
14.Musala9596BulgariaBalkan Peninsula
15.Olympus9570GreeceBalkan Peninsula
16.Triglav9396SloveniaAlps
17.Korab9068Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula
18.Velika Rudoka8730Kosovo/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula
19.Ðeravica8720KosovoBalkan Peninsula
20.Gerlachovský štít8707SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges
21.Grauspitze8527Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps
22.Moldoveanu8346RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges
23.Maja Kolata8314Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
24.Rysy-North Peak8199Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges
25.Galdhøpiggen8100NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
26.Maglic7831Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
27.Montanha do Pico7713PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands
28.Beerenberg7470Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic
29.Midzor7116Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula
30.Hvannadalshnúkur6923IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic
31.Kebnekaise6909SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic
32.Gora Goverla6762UkraineEastern Europe Ranges
33.Serra da Estrela6539PortugalIberian Peninsula
34.Dinara6007CroatiaBalkan Peninsula
35.Newtontoppen5620SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic
36.Sněžka5259Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges
37.Ben Nevis4409United KingdomNorthwest Europe
38.Hálditšohkka4344Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
39.Snowdon3560United KingdomNorthwest Europe
40.Carrauntoohil3409IrelandNorthwest Europe
41.Mahya Dagi3379TurkeyBalkan Peninsula
42.Kékes3327HungaryEastern Europe Ranges
43.Scafell Pike3209United KingdomNorthwest Europe
44.Slættaratindur2894Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic
45.Slieve Donard2799United KingdomNorthwest Europe
46.Monte Titano2425San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands
47.Signal de Botrange2277BelgiumNorthwest Europe
48.Snaefell2037Isle of ManNorthwest Europe
49.Kneiff1837LuxembourgNorthwest Europe
50.Balanesti1411MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges
51.Rock of Gibraltar1398GibraltarIberian Peninsula
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132BelarusEastern Europe Ranges
53.Vaalserberg1053NetherlandsNorthwest Europe
54.Suur Munamagi1043EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges
55.Gaizinkalns1024LatviaEastern Europe Ranges
56.Aukstojas965LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges
57.Dingli Cliffs830MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands
58.Møllehøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe
58.Yding Skovhøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe
60.Chemin des Révoires531Monaco/FranceAlps
61.Jersey High Point446JerseyNorthwest Europe
62.Le Moulin374GuernseyNorthwest Europe
63.Vatican Hill256Vatican 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.
  • Ðeravica in Kosovo, which was only recently demoted to 2nd highest peak in that country by 3 meters.
  • 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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