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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascents
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus242
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps329
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps329
4.SpainPico de Teide37183718North Atlantic Islands197
5.BulgariaMusala24732925Macedonia-Thrace121
6.GreeceMount Ida24562456Greek Islands56
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus6
8.AustriaGroßglockner24283798Eastern Alps166
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23792469Scandinavian Mountains185
10.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus28
11.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands71
12.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains106
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22794274Northern Alps29
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands7
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges71
15.North MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges71
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus20
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands69
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21022519Southern Carpathians24
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps258
21.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps304
22.SwedenKebnekaise-Nordtoppen17352097Scandinavian Mountains27
23.SvalbardNewtontoppen17131713Svalbard2
24.SerbiaMidžor14792169Balkan Mountains63
25.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps42
26.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps2
27.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps1
28.United KingdomBen Nevis13451345Great Britain851
29.Czech RepublicSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges273
29.PolandSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges273
31.CroatiaSveti Jure11641762Dinaric Alps19
32.IrelandCarrauntoohil10391039Ireland271
33.UkraineHora Blyznytsya10021881Carpathian Mountains12
34.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880880Norwegian Sea Islands31
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains149
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps13
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain81
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees8
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains4
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges133
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains41
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily111
43.San MarinoMonte Titano251739Apennines112
44.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains93
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains89
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains49
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains3
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains3
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area13
49.LuxembourgPréventbësch153436North France-West Rhine Area5
51.JerseyLes Platons143143Great Britain35
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain25
53.NetherlandsSint-Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area18
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps35
55.Vatican CityVatican Hill1378Western Italy136

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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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