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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus254
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps375
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps375
4.SpainPico de Teide37153715North Atlantic Islands229
5.BulgariaMusala24732925Macedonia-Thrace140
6.GreeceMount Ida24562456Greek Islands61
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus7
8.AustriaGroßglockner24283798Eastern Alps183
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23792469Scandinavian Mountains204
10.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus35
11.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands85
12.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains113
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22794274Northern Alps34
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands7
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges84
15.North MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges84
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus24
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands76
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21022519Southern Carpathians30
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps289
21.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps344
22.SwedenKebnekaise - Nordtoppen17352097Scandinavian Mountains29
23.SvalbardNewtontoppen17131713Svalbard3
24.SerbiaMidžor14792169Balkan Mountains75
25.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps50
26.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps2
27.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps1
28.United KingdomBen Nevis13451345Great Britain993
29.Czech RepublicSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges313
29.PolandSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges313
31.CroatiaSveti Jure11641762Dinaric Alps29
32.IrelandCarrauntoohil10391039Ireland305
33.UkraineVelyka Blyznytsya10021881Carpathian Mountains15
34.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880880Norwegian Sea Islands37
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains157
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps17
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain93
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees12
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains6
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges155
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains45
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily125
43.San MarinoMonte Titano251739Apennines123
44.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains99
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains96
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains49
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains3
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains4
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area20
49.LuxembourgPréventbësch153436North France-West Rhine Area7
51.JerseyLes Platons143143Great Britain39
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain27
53.NetherlandsSint-Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area19
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps37
55.Vatican CityVatican Hill1378Western Italy150

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List Description

This list shows the peak in each European country with the greatest topographic prominence. As it turns out, for well over half of these countries (35 of 54, or 65%) the highest and most prominent peaks are the same. The remaining 19 peaks provide some good alternate climbs in their respective nations.

There is no consensus as to what nations or peaks constitute a European country high point list, and this site lists four flavors of that well-known pursuit. Not wanting to recreate all that again for the most-prominent list for Europe, the approach here is to be very inclusive and list all most-prominent peaks for all nations and dependencies that are European and semi-European, including all Caucasus region nations, Norwegian Arctic territories, and mid-Atlantic Island highpoints for Iberian nations.

Acknowledgments:

Thanks to Lee Newton, who did the research on the non-high points on this list and made its publication here possible.

 


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