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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-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps2201964-08-25
 Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains188 
 Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains3 
 Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia55 
 Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps255 
 Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps8 
 Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps96 
 Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
 Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains13 
 Großglockner3798AustriaAlps117 
 Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands139 
 Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula94 
 Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula87 
 Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula103 
 Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula102 
 Triglav2864SloveniaAlps144 
 Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula55 
 Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula19 
 Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula31 
 Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges83 
 Grauspitze2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps59 
 Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges63 
 Maja Kolata2525Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula40 
 Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges148 
 Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic139 
 Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula44 
 Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands58 
 Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic6 
 Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula49 
 Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic61 
 Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic71 
 Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges66 
 Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula53 
 Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula55 
 Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
 Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges195 
 Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe570 
 Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic40 
 Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe613 
 Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe209 
 Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula11 
 Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges114 
 Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe550 
 Slættaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic25 
 Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe119 
 Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands82 
 Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe172 
 Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe61 
 Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe135 
 Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges32 
 Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula95 
 Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges39 
 Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe168 
 Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges65 
 Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges66 
 Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges65 
 Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands85 
 Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe89 
 Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe56 
 Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps74 
 Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe28 
 Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe24 
 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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