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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

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RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascent Date
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 Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula 
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula 
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula 
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps 
17.Korab2764Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula 
18.Velika Rudoka2661Kosovo/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula 
19.Ðeravica2658KosovoBalkan Peninsula 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges 
21.Grauspitze2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps 
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
23.Maja Kolata2534Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges 
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands 
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic 
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula 
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic 
31.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic 
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges 
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula 
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula 
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic 
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges 
37.Ben Nevis1344United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe 
41.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula 
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges 
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
44.Slættaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic 
45.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
46.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands 
47.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe 
48.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe 
49.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe 
50.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges 
51.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula 
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges 
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe 
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges 
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges 
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands 
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps 
61.Jersey High Point136JerseyNorthwest Europe 
62.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe 
63.Vatican Hill78Vatican 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.
  • Ðeravica in Kosovo, which was only recently demoted to 2nd highest peak in that country by 3 meters.
  • 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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