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Core Europe 50 Most Prominent Peaks

Showing Bob Packard's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (21 out of 50, or 42%)

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mont Blanc46974810Western Alps2812.01991-07 a6
2.Monte Rosa21654634Southern Alps78.31991-08 a2
3.Marmolada21303342Eastern Alps57.31995-07 a2
4.Großglockner24283798Eastern Alps175.31995-07 a4
5.Wildspitze22613768Eastern Alps48.51995-07 a7
6.Kebnekaise17472106Scandinavian Mountains756.71995-07 a9
7.Galdhøpiggen23722469Scandinavian Mountains1568.31995-07 b1
8.Olympus23532917Greek-Albanian Ranges254.32008-07-20
11.Punta la Marmora18341834Tyrrhennian Islands204.62008-07-29
12.Monte Cinto27062706Tyrrhennian Islands223.32008-07-31
13.Spathi17982148Greek Islands63.42009-07-08
14.Mount Ida24562456Greek Islands439.92009-07-10
15.Pachnes20382453Greek Islands67.52009-07-12
16.Corno Grande24762912Appenines445.32009-07-15
17.Monte Amaro18102793Appenines60.22009-07-16
18.Triglav20522864Eastern Alps72.52009-07-22
19.Gerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains510.02009-07-27
20.Pico de Aneto28123404Pyrenees507.52009-08-10
21.Mulhacén32893479Andalucian Ranges526.32009-08-14
 Finsteraarhorn22804274Northern Alps51.7 
 Barre des Écrins20444102Western Alps107.3 
 Gran Paradiso18794061Western Alps44.5 
 Piz Bernina22344049Southern Alps137.8 
 Ortles19533905Southern Alps49.6 
 Monte Viso20623841Western Alps60.2 
 Dents du Midi17963257Western Alps19.0 
 Pizzo di Coca18783050Southern Alps18.9 
 Hoher Dachstein21362995Eastern Alps47.6 
 Hochkönig21812941Northern Alps33.6 
 Vihren Vrh17842915Macedonia-Thrace48.4 
 Korab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges235.3 
 Maja e Jezercës20362694Dinaric Alps94.1 
 Torrecerredo19312648Cordillera Cantabrica346.5 
 Moldoveanu20492544Southern Carpathians387.1 
 Óros Voras17582528Greek-Albanian Ranges51.2 
 Parângu Mare21032519Southern Carpathians84.2 
 Peleaga17592509Southern Carpathians50.8 
 Säntis20202502Northern Alps27.7 
 Nemerçka17922482Greek-Albanian Ranges37.9 
 Óros Taigetos23452405Greek Islands176.5 
 Óros Killini18682374Greek Islands67.3 
 Cima Dódici18742336Eastern Alps13.5 
 Cima Valdritta19502218Southern Alps22.1 
 Chamechaude17692082Western Alps17.0 
 Ágion Óros20122030Macedonia-Thrace126.2 
 Óros Óssa18541978Greek-Albanian Ranges34.1 

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List Description

"Core Europe" includes everything west of Russia except Iceland, Svalbard, Jan Mayen, Madeira, the Azores, and the Canaries. This is a reasonable, compact definition that focuses on areas that are unmistakably "European" in the minds of most people. The main ranges here are the Alps, Pyrenees, Balkan ranges, and seveal large Mediterranean islands (including Cyprus). There is a great variety to this list, as is common with many prominence-based lists that cover a wide area.


Thanks to Petter Bjørstad, Jonathan de Ferranti, Eberhard Jurgalski, Vasja Kavcic and Aaron Maizlish, who did much of the research on which this list was based.


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