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Europe High Points - Comprehensive List

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RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascent Date
1.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
1.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
1.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2012-05-25
4.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps2012-06-02
 Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
 Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
 Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia 
 Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps 
 Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps 
 Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps 
 Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains 
 Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains 
 Großglockner3798AustriaAlps 
 Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands 
 Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula 
 Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula 
 Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula 
 Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula 
 Triglav2864SloveniaAlps 
 Korab2764Albania/MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula 
 Daravica2658KosovoBalkan Peninsula 
 Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges 
 Grauspitze2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps 
 Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
 Maja Kolata2534Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
 Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges 
 Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
 Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula 
 Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands 
 Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic 
 Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula 
 Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic 
 Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic 
 Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges 
 Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula 
 Dinara1831Bosnia and Herzegovina/CroatiaBalkan Peninsula 
 Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic 
 Sněžka1602Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges 
 Ben Nevis1344United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
 Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic 
 Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
 Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe 
 Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula 
 Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges 
 Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
 Slaettaratindur882Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic 
 Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe 
 Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands 
 Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe 
 Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges 
 Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula 
 Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges 
 Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges 
 Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges 
 Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges 
 Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands 
 Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
 Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe 
 Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps 
 Jersey High Point136JerseyNorthwest Europe 
 Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe 
 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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