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Europe High Points - Comprehensive List

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps
17.Korab2764Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula
18.Daravica2658KosovoBalkan Peninsula
19.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges
20.Grauspitze2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps
21.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges
22.Maja Kolata2534Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
23.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges
24.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
25.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula
26.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands
27.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic
28.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula
29.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic
30.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula
33.Dinara1831Bosnia and Herzegovina/CroatiaBalkan Peninsula
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic
35.Sněžka1602Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges
36.Ben Nevis1344United KingdomNorthwest Europe
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe
43.Slaettaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps
60.Jersey High Point136JerseyNorthwest Europe
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe
62.Vatican High Point72Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands

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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.
  • 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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