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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

Showing Marcin Radwan's most recent ascent dates for climbed peaks (29 out of 55, or 52.73%)

RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus235 
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps317 
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps317 
4.SpainPico de Teide37183718North Atlantic Islands1862012-04-09
5.BulgariaMusala24732925Macedonia-Thrace1182017-04-15
6.GreeceMount Ida24562456Greek Islands492021-06-07
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus5 
8.AustriaGroßglockner24283798Eastern Alps1552011-09-11
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23662469Scandinavian Mountains1742016-07-01
10.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus27 
11.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands672006-03-19
12.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains982014-07-27
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22794274Northern Alps28 
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands7 
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges652018-10-10
15.North MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges652018-10-10
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus18 
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands69 
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21032519Southern Carpathians16 
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps2392012-08-16
21.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps2822009-07-25
22.SwedenKebnekaise-Nordtoppen17352097Scandinavian Mountains22 
23.SvalbardNewtontoppen17131713Svalbard2 
24.SerbiaMidžor14792169Balkan Mountains602008-09-28
25.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps40 
26.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps2 
27.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps1 
28.United KingdomBen Nevis13451345Great Britain8042015-05-02
29.Czech RepublicSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges2592020-09-16
29.PolandSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges2592020-09-16
31.CroatiaSveti Jure11641762Dinaric Alps18 
32.IrelandCarrauntoohil10391039Ireland2542010-05-22
33.UkraineHora Blyznytsya10021881Carpathian Mountains11 
34.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880880Norwegian Sea Islands292017-05-14
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains1462013-08-22
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps12 
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain802015-05-11
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees8 
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains4 
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges1262015-05-25
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains392014-09-19
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily1062003-11-10
43.San MarinoMonte Titano251739Apennines1072010-02-13
44.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains832011-06-23
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains802011-06-23
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains482013-12-14
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains3 
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains2 
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area10 
49.LuxembourgPréventbësch153436North France-West Rhine Area2 
51.JerseyLes Platons143143Great Britain332012-06-22
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain242015-06-27
53.NetherlandsSint–Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area15 
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps33 
55.Vatican CityVatican Hill1378Western Italy1322013-06-20

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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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