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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-Ft  Prom-Ft TotalRound 1
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1.RussiaElbrus18,51015,554  
2.FranceMont Blanc15,78115,410  
2.ItalyMont Blanc15,78115,410  
4.SpainPico de Teide12,19812,198  
5.BulgariaMusala95968114  
6.GreeceMount Ida80588058  
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi14,6528051  
8.AustriaGroßglockner12,4617966  
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen81007782  
10.GeorgiaGora Kazbek16,5167720  
11.PortugalMontanha do Pico77137713  
12.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít87077707  
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn14,0227480  
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg74707470  
15.AlbaniaKorab90687116  
15.MacedoniaKorab90687116  
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr13,4197031  
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur69236923  
19.RomaniaParângu Mare82646900  
20.SloveniaTriglav93966732  
21.SwedenKebnekaise69095732  
22.GermanyZugspitze97185728  
23.SvalbardNewtontoppen56205620  
24.SerbiaMidzor71164852  
25.MontenegroDurmitor82784849  
26.KosovoPastrik65224692  
27.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno73004423  
28.United KingdomBen Nevis44094409  
29.CroatiaVaganski Vrh57684268  
30.Czech RepublicSněžka52593914  
30.PolandSněžka52593914  
32.IrelandCarrauntoohil34093409  
33.UkraineHora Blyznytsya61713287  
34.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur28942894  
35.HungaryKékes33272539  
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat69652234  
37.Isle of ManSnaefell20372037  
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó95641699  
39.FinlandTaivaskero26541693  
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar13981388  
41.MoldovaBalanesti1411935  
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs830830  
43.EstoniaSuur Munamagi1043715  
44.San MarinoMonte Titano2425620  
45.LatviaGaizinkalns1024614  
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya1132607  
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas771607  
48.DenmarkRytterknægten531531  
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture2139502  
50.LuxembourgGréngewald1417489  
51.JerseyJersey High Point446446  
52.GuernseyLe Moulin374374  
53.NetherlandsSint–Pietersberg561348  
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco207108  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Charles Russell, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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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