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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

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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 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands142 
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula96 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula91 
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula104 
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula103 
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula56 
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula19 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula32 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges84 
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges64 
23.Maja Kolata2525Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula40 
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges154 
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic144 
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula47 
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands59 
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic6 
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula49 
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic62 
31.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic73 
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges66 
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula54 
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula59 
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges204 
37.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe589 
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic41 
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe637 
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe207 
41.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula11 
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges117 
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe566 
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 Peninsula97 
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges40 
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe169 
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges69 
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges69 
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges69 
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands85 
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe91 
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe56 
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps76 
61.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe28 
62.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe24 
63.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands119 

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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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