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Core Europe 50 Most Prominent Peaks

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscents
1.Mont Blanc46974810Western Alps2812.0329
3.Mulhacén32893479Andalucian Ranges526.3127
4.Pico de Aneto28123404Pyrenees507.585
5.Monte Cinto27062706Tyrrhennian Islands223.356
6.Corno Grande24762912Apennines445.382
8.Mount Ida24562456Greek Islands439.956
9.Großglockner24283798Eastern Alps175.3166
10.Galdhøpiggen23792469Scandinavian Mountains1568.3185
11.Olympus23542918Greek-Albanian Ranges254.3138
12.Gerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains510.0106
13.Óros Taigetos23452405Greek Islands176.520
14.Finsteraarhorn22794274Northern Alps51.729
15.Wildspitze22613768Eastern Alps48.575
16.Piz Bernina22344049Southern Alps137.846
17.Hochkönig21812941Northern Alps33.656
18.Korab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges235.371
19.Monte Rosa21654634Southern Alps78.2115
20.Hoher Dachstein21362995Eastern Alps47.661
21.Marmolada21303342Eastern Alps55.373
22.Parângu Mare21022519Southern Carpathians84.224
23.Monte Viso20623841Western Alps60.227
24.Triglav20522864Eastern Alps72.5258
25.Moldoveanu20462544Southern Carpathians391.182
26.Barre des Écrins20444102Western Alps107.331
27.Pachnes20382453Greek Islands67.525
28.Maja e Jezercës20362694Dinaric Alps94.017
29.Säntis20152502Northern Alps25.871
30.Ágion Óros20122030Macedonia-Thrace126.29
31.Ortles19533905Southern Alps49.639
33.Cima Valdritta19502218Southern Alps22.131
34.Torrecerredo19312648Cordillera Cantabrica346.58
35.Gran Paradiso18794061Western Alps44.5161
36.Pizzo di Coca18783050Southern Alps18.911
37.Cima Dódici18742336Eastern Alps13.519
38.Óros Killini18682374Greek Islands67.321
39.Óros Óssa18541978Greek-Albanian Ranges34.118
40.Punta la Marmora18341834Tyrrhennian Islands204.630
41.Monte Amaro18102793Apennines60.244
42.Spathi17982148Greek Islands63.423
43.Dents du Midi17973258Western Alps19.043
44.Nemerçka17922482Greek-Albanian Ranges35.34
47.Chamechaude17692082Western Alps17.054
48.Peleaga17592509Southern Carpathians50.820
49.Óros Voras17582528Greek-Albanian Ranges51.212
50.Zugspitze17462962Northern Alps25.8304
 Kebnekaise-Nordtoppen17352097Scandinavian Mountains757.227

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List Description

"Core Europe" includes everything west of Russia except Iceland, Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Madeira, the Azores, and the Canaries. This is a reasonable, compact definition that focuses on areas that are unmistakably "European" in the minds of most people. The main ranges here are the Alps, Pyrenees, Balkan ranges, and seveal large Mediterranean islands (including Cyprus). There is a great variety to this list, as is common with many prominence-based lists that cover a wide area.


Thanks to Petter Bjørstad, Jonathan de Ferranti, Eberhard Jurgalski, Vasja Kavcic and Aaron Maizlish, who did much of the research on which this list was based.


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