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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Louise Ekroth's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (24 out of 63, or 38.1%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains197 
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia56 
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps262 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps8 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps96 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains13 
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps120 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands142 
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula962014-10-26
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps2212015-09-25
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula912012-07-17
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula1042013-07-21
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula103 
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps1522013-07-07
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula562013-07-19
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula19 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula322013-07-17
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges84 
21.Grauspitze2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps62 
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges64 
23.Maja Kolata2525Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula402013-07-15
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges154 
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic144 
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula472013-07-12
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands59 
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic6 
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula492013-07-22
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic62 
31.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic73 
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges662016-07-15
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula542014-10-31
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula592013-07-10
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2042014-06-21
37.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe591 
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic41 
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe637 
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe2072014-03-15
41.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula112014-05-13
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges1172013-01-19
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe567 
44.Slættaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic25 
45.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe119 
46.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands84 
47.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe169 
48.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe61 
49.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe136 
50.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges32 
51.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula982014-10-27
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges40 
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe169 
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges692016-03-28
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges692016-03-27
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges692016-03-25
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands85 
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe912013-04-15
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe562013-04-15
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps76 
61.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe28 
62.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe24 
63.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands1192014-09-29

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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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