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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascents
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains202
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia58
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps268
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps8
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps97
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains13
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps127
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands149
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula101
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps237
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula99
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula108
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula109
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps162
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula59
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula22
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula33
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges86
21.Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps66
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges67
23.Maja Kolata2525Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula43
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges158
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic150
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula51
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands61
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula52
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic63
31.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic78
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges69
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula56
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula68
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges212
37.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe624
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic41
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe678
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe216
41.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula12
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges128
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe610
44.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic25
45.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe125
46.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands86
47.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe176
48.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe65
49.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe142
50.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges33
51.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula105
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges43
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe175
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges71
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges70
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges71
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands89
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe95
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe59
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps83
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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