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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

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RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains229 
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains4 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia66 
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps299 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps105 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains5 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains17 
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps143 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands174 
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula114 
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps269 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula106 
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula115 
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula118 
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps217 
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula63 
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula26 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula36 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges90 
21.Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps71 
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges71 
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula50 
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges172 
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic162 
26.Maglić2386Bosnia and HerzegovinaBalkan Peninsula56 
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands64 
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midžor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula55 
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic64 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges77 
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula64 
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula77 
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges245 
36.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe744 
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic43 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe908 
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe245 
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula14 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges135 
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe855 
43.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic26 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe140 
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands99 
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe193 
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe73 
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe156 
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges37 
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula114 
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges45 
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe196 
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges75 
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges73 
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges74 
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands96 
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe101 
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe62 
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps95 
60.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe31 
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe23 
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands125 

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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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