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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

Showing Martin Richardson's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (20 out of 54, or 37.04%)

RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus 
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps 
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps 
4.SpainPico de Teide37183718North Atlantic Islands 
5.BulgariaMusala24732925Macedonia-Thrace2014-08-17
6.GreeceMount Ida24562456Greek Islands 
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus 
8.AustriaGroßglockner24283798Eastern Alps 
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23722469Scandinavian Mountains2012-07-10
10.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23542654Carpathian Mountains2012-08-25
11.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus 
12.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands 
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22804274Northern Alps 
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands 
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges2014-07-24
15.MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges2014-07-24
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus 
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands 
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21032519Southern Carpathians2014-08-28
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps2012-09-15
21.SwedenKebnekaise17472106Scandinavian Mountains 
22.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps2015-06-29
23.SvalbardNewtontoppen17131713Svalbard 
24.UkraineRoman-Kosh15411545Ukrainian Plains 
25.SerbiaMidzor14792169Balkan Mountains2014-08-22
26.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps2014-07-15
27.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps 
28.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps 
29.United KingdomBen Nevis13441344Great Britain1980
30.CroatiaVaganski Vrh13001757Dinaric Alps 
31.Czech RepublicSněžka12021602Bohemian Ranges2012-08-09
31.PolandSněžka12021602Bohemian Ranges2012-08-09
33.IrelandCarrauntoohil10391039Ireland1995-08-01
34.Faroe IslandsSlaettaratindur882882Norwegian Sea Islands 
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains2012-08-31
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps2015-06-27
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain2006
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees 
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains 
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges2013-06-01
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains 
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily 
43.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains 
44.San MarinoMonte Titano189739Appenines 
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains 
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains 
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains 
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains 
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area2010-09-12
50.LuxembourgGréngewald149432North France-West Rhine Area 
51.JerseyJersey High Point136136Great Britain 
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain 
53.NetherlandsSint–Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area2012-10-27
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps 

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List Description

This list shows the peak in each European country with the greatest topographic prominence. As it turns out, for well over half of these countries (35 of 54, or 65%) the highest and most prominent peaks are the same. The remaining 19 peaks provide some good alternate climbs in their respective nations.

There is no consensus as to what nations or peaks constitute a European country high point list, and this site lists four flavors of that well-known pursuit. Not wanting to recreate all that again for the most-prominent list for Europe, the approach here is to be very inclusive and list all most-prominent peaks for all nations and dependencies that are European and semi-European, including all Caucasus region nations, Norwegian Arctic territories, and mid-Atlantic Island highpoints for Iberian nations.

The Vatican City is left off this list, since any notion of prominence has disappeared under centuries of urbanization.

Acknowledgments:

Thanks to Lee Newton, who did the research on the non-high points on this list and made its publication here possible.

 


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