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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Jim Doyle's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 63, or 1.59%)

RankPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Zugspitze9718Germany/AustriaAlps2221964-08-25
 Elbrus18,510RussiaCaucasus Mountains197 
 Shkhara17,037Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
 Mount Ararat16,854TurkeyAnatolia56 
 Mont Blanc15,781France/ItalyAlps262 
 Monte Bianco di Courmayeur15,577ItalyAlps8 
 Monte Rosa15,203SwitzerlandAlps96 
 Bazar Dyuzi14,652Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
 Aragats Lerr13,419ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains13 
 Großglockner12,461AustriaAlps120 
 Pico de Teide12,198SpainMid-Atlantic Islands142 
 Mulhacén11,414SpainIberian Peninsula96 
 Pic de Coma Pedrosa9662AndorraIberian Peninsula91 
 Musala9596BulgariaBalkan Peninsula104 
 Olympus9570GreeceBalkan Peninsula103 
 Triglav9396SloveniaAlps152 
 Korab9068Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula56 
 Velika Rudoka8727Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula19 
 Ðeravica8717KosovoBalkan Peninsula32 
 Gerlachovský štít8707SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges84 
 Grauspitze8527Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps62 
 Moldoveanu8346RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges64 
 Maja Kolata8284Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula40 
 Rysy-North Peak8199Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges154 
 Galdhøpiggen8100NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic144 
 Maglic7831Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula47 
 Montanha do Pico7713PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands59 
 Beerenberg7470Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
 Midzor7116Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula49 
 Hvannadalshnúkur6923IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic62 
 Kebnekaise6909SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic73 
 Gora Goverla6762UkraineEastern Europe Ranges66 
 Serra da Estrela6539PortugalIberian Peninsula54 
 Dinara6007CroatiaBalkan Peninsula59 
 Newtontoppen5620SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
 Sněžka5259Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges204 
 Ben Nevis4413United KingdomNorthwest Europe592 
 Hálditšohkka4344Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic41 
 Snowdon3560United KingdomNorthwest Europe638 
 Carrauntoohil3409IrelandNorthwest Europe208 
 Mahya Dagi3379TurkeyBalkan Peninsula11 
 Kékes3327HungaryEastern Europe Ranges117 
 Scafell Pike3209United KingdomNorthwest Europe567 
 Slættaratindur2894Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic25 
 Slieve Donard2799United KingdomNorthwest Europe120 
 Monte Titano2425San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands84 
 Signal de Botrange2277BelgiumNorthwest Europe170 
 Snaefell2037Isle of ManNorthwest Europe62 
 Kneiff1837LuxembourgNorthwest Europe137 
 Balanesti1411MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges32 
 Rock of Gibraltar1398GibraltarIberian Peninsula98 
 Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132BelarusEastern Europe Ranges40 
 Vaalserberg1053NetherlandsNorthwest Europe170 
 Suur Munamagi1043EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges69 
 Gaizinkalns1024LatviaEastern Europe Ranges69 
 Aukstojas965LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges69 
 Dingli Cliffs830MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands85 
 Møllehøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe91 
 Yding Skovhøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe56 
 Chemin des Révoires531Monaco/FranceAlps76 
 Les Platons469JerseyNorthwest Europe28 
 Le Moulin374GuernseyNorthwest Europe24 
 Vatican Hill256Vatican 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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