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Europe High Points - Comprehensive List

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RankPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 2)Ascent Date
1.Elbrus18,510RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
2.Shkhara17,037Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
3.Mount Ararat16,854TurkeyAnatolia 
4.Mont Blanc15,781France/ItalyAlps 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur15,577ItalyAlps 
6.Monte Rosa15,203SwitzerlandAlps 
7.Bazar Dyuzi14,652Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
8.Aragats Lerr13,419ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains 
10.Pico de Teide12,198SpainMid-Atlantic Islands 
11.Mulhacén11,414SpainIberian Peninsula 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa9662AndorraIberian Peninsula 
14.Musala9596BulgariaBalkan Peninsula 
15.Olympus9570GreeceBalkan Peninsula 
17.Korab9068Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula 
18.Daravica8720KosovoBalkan Peninsula 
19.Gerlachovský štít8707SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges 
21.Moldoveanu8346RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
22.Maja Kolata8314Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
23.Rysy-North Peak8199Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges 
24.Galdhøpiggen8100NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
25.Maglic7831Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
26.Montanha do Pico7713PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands 
27.Beerenberg7470Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic 
28.Midzor7116Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula 
29.Hvannadalshnúkur6923IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic 
30.Kebnekaise6909SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic 
31.Gora Goverla6762UkraineEastern Europe Ranges 
32.Serra da Estrela6539PortugalIberian Peninsula 
33.Dinara6007CroatiaBalkan Peninsula 
34.Newtontoppen5620SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic 
35.Sněžka5259Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges 
36.Ben Nevis4409United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
37.Hálditšohkka4344Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
38.Snowdon3560United KingdomNorthwest Europe2016-05-31
39.Carrauntoohil3409IrelandNorthwest Europe 
40.Mahya Dagi3379TurkeyBalkan Peninsula 
41.Kékes3327HungaryEastern Europe Ranges 
42.Scafell Pike3209United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
43.Slættaratindur2894Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic 
44.Slieve Donard2799United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
45.Monte Titano2425San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands 
46.Signal de Botrange2277BelgiumNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
47.Snaefell2037Isle of ManNorthwest Europe 
48.Kneiff1837LuxembourgNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
49.Balanesti1411MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges 
50.Rock of Gibraltar1398GibraltarIberian Peninsula 
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132BelarusEastern Europe Ranges 
52.Vaalserberg1053NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
53.Suur Munamagi1043EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges 
54.Gaizinkalns1024LatviaEastern Europe Ranges 
55.Aukstojas965LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
56.Dingli Cliffs830MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands 
57.Møllehøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
57.Yding Skovhøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
59.Chemin des Révoires531Monaco/FranceAlps 
60.Jersey High Point446JerseyNorthwest Europe 
61.Le Moulin374GuernseyNorthwest Europe 
62.Vatican Hill256Vatican 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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