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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges
23.Maja Kolata2525Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic
31.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges
37.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe
41.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe
44.Slættaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic
45.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe
46.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands
47.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe
48.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe
49.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe
50.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges
51.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps
61.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe
62.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe
63.Vatican Hill78Vatican 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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