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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascents
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains254
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains5
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia91
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps374
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps11
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps124
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains7
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains24
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps183
10.Pico de Teide3715SpainMid-Atlantic Islands228
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula149
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps343
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula141
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula140
15.Olympus2918GreeceBalkan Peninsula156
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps288
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula84
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula38
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula44
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges113
21.Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps82
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges97
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula72
24.Rysy - Northwest Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges205
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic204
26.Maglić2386Bosnia and HerzegovinaBalkan Peninsula73
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands84
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7
29.Midžor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula75
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic76
31.Kebnekaise - Nordtoppen2097SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic29
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges89
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula90
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula100
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic3
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges312
37.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe989
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic49
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe1332
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe303
41.Mahya Dağı1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula17
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges156
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe1307
44.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic37
45.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe188
46.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands123
47.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe235
48.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe93
49.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe201
50.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges45
51.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula154
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges49
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe248
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges99
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges95
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges93
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands124
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe126
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe76
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps115
61.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe39
62.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe27
63.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands150

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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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