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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Bob Schwab's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (5 out of 63, or 7.94%)

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.Velika Rudoka8730Kosovo/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula 
19.Ðeravica8720KosovoBalkan Peninsula 
20.Gerlachovský štít8707SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges 
22.Moldoveanu8346RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
23.Maja Kolata8314Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
24.Rysy-North Peak8199Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges 
25.Galdhøpiggen8100NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
26.Maglic7831Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
27.Montanha do Pico7713PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands 
28.Beerenberg7470Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic 
29.Midzor7116Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula 
30.Hvannadalshnúkur6923IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic 
31.Kebnekaise6909SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic 
32.Gora Goverla6762UkraineEastern Europe Ranges 
33.Serra da Estrela6539PortugalIberian Peninsula 
34.Dinara6007CroatiaBalkan Peninsula 
35.Newtontoppen5620SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic 
36.Sněžka5259Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges 
37.Ben Nevis4409United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
38.Hálditšohkka4344Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
39.Snowdon3560United KingdomNorthwest Europe2016-05-31
40.Carrauntoohil3409IrelandNorthwest Europe 
41.Mahya Dagi3379TurkeyBalkan Peninsula 
42.Kékes3327HungaryEastern Europe Ranges 
43.Scafell Pike3209United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
44.Slættaratindur2894Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic 
45.Slieve Donard2799United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
46.Monte Titano2425San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands 
47.Signal de Botrange2277BelgiumNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
48.Snaefell2037Isle of ManNorthwest Europe 
49.Kneiff1837LuxembourgNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
50.Balanesti1411MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges 
51.Rock of Gibraltar1398GibraltarIberian Peninsula 
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132BelarusEastern Europe Ranges 
53.Vaalserberg1053NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
54.Suur Munamagi1043EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges 
55.Gaizinkalns1024LatviaEastern Europe Ranges 
56.Aukstojas965LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
57.Dingli Cliffs830MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands 
58.Møllehøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
58.Yding Skovhøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
60.Chemin des Révoires531Monaco/FranceAlps 
61.Jersey High Point446JerseyNorthwest Europe 
62.Le Moulin374GuernseyNorthwest Europe 
63.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.
  • 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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