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Europe High Points - Comprehensive List

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 Pedrosa9656AndorraIberian Peninsula
14.Musala9596BulgariaBalkan Peninsula
15.Olympus9570GreeceBalkan Peninsula
16.Triglav9396SloveniaAlps
17.Korab9068Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula
18.Daravica8720KosovoBalkan Peninsula
19.Gerlachovský štít8707SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges
20.Grauspitze8527Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps
21.Moldoveanu8346RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges
22.Maja Kolata8314Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
23.Rysy-North Peak8199Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges
24.Galdhøpiggen8100NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
25.Maglic7831Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
26.Montanha do Pico7713PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands
27.Beerenberg7470Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic
28.Midzor7116Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula
29.Hvannadalshnúkur6923IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic
30.Kebnekaise6909SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic
31.Gora Goverla6762UkraineEastern Europe Ranges
32.Serra da Estrela6539PortugalIberian Peninsula
33.Dinara6007Bosnia and Herzegovina/CroatiaBalkan Peninsula
34.Newtontoppen5620SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic
35.Sněžka5256Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges
36.Ben Nevis4409United KingdomNorthwest Europe
37.Hálditšohkka4344Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
38.Snowdon3560United KingdomNorthwest Europe
39.Carrauntoohil3415IrelandNorthwest Europe
40.Mahya Dagi3379TurkeyBalkan Peninsula
41.Kékes3327HungaryEastern Europe Ranges
42.Scafell Pike3209United KingdomNorthwest Europe
43.Slaettaratindur2894Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic
44.Slieve Donard2799United KingdomNorthwest Europe
45.Monte Titano2425San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands
46.Signal de Botrange2277BelgiumNorthwest Europe
47.Snaefell2037Isle of ManNorthwest Europe
48.Kneiff1837LuxembourgNorthwest Europe
49.Balanesti1411MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges
50.Rock of Gibraltar1398GibraltarIberian Peninsula
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132BelarusEastern Europe Ranges
52.Vaalserberg1053NetherlandsNorthwest Europe
53.Suur Munamagi1043EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges
54.Gaizinkalns1024LatviaEastern Europe Ranges
55.Aukstojas965LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges
56.Dingli Cliffs830MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands
57.Møllehøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe
57.Yding Skovhøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe
59.Chemin des Révoires531Monaco/FranceAlps
60.Jersey High Point446JerseyNorthwest Europe
61.Le Moulin374GuernseyNorthwest Europe
62.Vatican High Point236Vatican 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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