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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascents
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains216
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains4
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia62
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps283
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps103
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains5
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains16
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps135
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands162
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula108
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps250
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula102
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula112
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula116
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps174
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula61
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula26
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula33
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges88
21.Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps66
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges68
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula45
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges162
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic159
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula53
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands63
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula54
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic63
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges72
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula60
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula70
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges227
36.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe683
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic43
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe799
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe235
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula13
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges131
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe727
43.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic26
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe136
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands92
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe185
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe72
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe150
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges36
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula112
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges44
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe188
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges72
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges71
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges72
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands93
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe100
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe61
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps93
60.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe31
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe24
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands124

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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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