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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

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RankPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
 Elbrus18,510RussiaCaucasus Mountains198 
 Shkhara17,037Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
 Mount Ararat16,854TurkeyAnatolia56 
 Mont Blanc15,781France/ItalyAlps265 
 Monte Bianco di Courmayeur15,577ItalyAlps8 
 Monte Rosa15,203SwitzerlandAlps97 
 Bazar Dyuzi14,652Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
 Aragats Lerr13,419ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains13 
 Pico de Teide12,198SpainMid-Atlantic Islands145 
 Mulhacén11,414SpainIberian Peninsula96 
 Pic de Coma Pedrosa9662AndorraIberian Peninsula95 
 Musala9596BulgariaBalkan Peninsula106 
 Olympus9570GreeceBalkan Peninsula105 
 Korab9068Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula56 
 Velika Rudoka8727Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula20 
 Ðeravica8717KosovoBalkan Peninsula32 
 Gerlachovský štít8707SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges84 
 Moldoveanu8346RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges65 
 Maja Kolata8284Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula42 
 Rysy-North Peak8199Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges156 
 Galdhøpiggen8100NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic147 
 Maglic7831Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula51 
 Montanha do Pico7713PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands60 
 Beerenberg7470Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
 Midzor7116Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula51 
 Hvannadalshnúkur6923IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic62 
 Kebnekaise6909SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic76 
 Gora Goverla6762UkraineEastern Europe Ranges67 
 Serra da Estrela6539PortugalIberian Peninsula56 
 Dinara6007CroatiaBalkan Peninsula65 
 Newtontoppen5620SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
 Sněžka5259Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges208 
 Ben Nevis4413United KingdomNorthwest Europe611 
 Hálditšohkka4344Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic41 
 Snowdon3560United KingdomNorthwest Europe668 
 Carrauntoohil3409IrelandNorthwest Europe210 
 Mahya Dagi3379TurkeyBalkan Peninsula12 
 Kékes3327HungaryEastern Europe Ranges122 
 Scafell Pike3209United KingdomNorthwest Europe591 
 Slættaratindur2887Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic25 
 Slieve Donard2799United KingdomNorthwest Europe121 
 Monte Titano2425San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands85 
 Signal de Botrange2277BelgiumNorthwest Europe173 
 Snaefell2037Isle of ManNorthwest Europe65 
 Kneiff1837LuxembourgNorthwest Europe139 
 Balanesti1411MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges32 
 Rock of Gibraltar1398GibraltarIberian Peninsula100 
 Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132BelarusEastern Europe Ranges40 
 Vaalserberg1053NetherlandsNorthwest Europe172 
 Suur Munamagi1043EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges69 
 Gaizinkalns1024LatviaEastern Europe Ranges69 
 Aukstojas965LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges69 
 Dingli Cliffs830MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands87 
 Møllehøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe94 
 Yding Skovhøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe58 
 Chemin des Révoires531Monaco/FranceAlps77 
 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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