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Core Europe Peaks with 1500 meters of Prominence

Showing Julian Westcott's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (10 out of 98, or 10.2%)

RankPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Isol-KmAscent Date
1.Mont Blanc46974810Western Alps2812.02007-07-27
2.Monte Rosa21654634Southern Alps78.32008-07-10
3.Zugspitze17462962Northern Alps42.82009-07-21
4.Korab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges237.22010-09-05
6.Triglav20522864Eastern Alps81.12011-08-10
7.Mulhacén32893479Andalucian Ranges528.82011-09-25
8.Galdhøpiggen23722469Scandinavian Mountains1568.32013-07-01
9.Kebnekaise17472106Scandinavian Mountains757.32013-08-01
10.Moldoveanu20492544Southern Carpathians391.22014-07-21
 Grand Combin15174314Southern Alps26.5 
 Finsteraarhorn22804274Northern Alps51.7 
 Barre des Écrins20444102Western Alps107.6 
 Gran Paradiso18794061Western Alps44.6 
 Piz Bernina22344049Southern Alps138.0 
 Ortles19533905Southern Alps49.7 
 Monte Viso20623841Western Alps60.6 
 Großglockner24283798Eastern Alps175.3 
 Wildspitze22613768Eastern Alps48.6 
 Tödi15703614Northern Alps42.1 
 Cima Presanella16763558Southern Alps18.4 
 Piz Kesch15043418Southern Alps23.5 
 Pico de Aneto28123404Pyrenees514.5 
 Marmolada21303342Eastern Alps57.4 
 Monte Antelao17353264Eastern Alps31.3 
 Dents du Midi17963257Western Alps19.7 
 Cima Brenta14963151Southern Alps18.7 
 Pizzo di Coca18783050Southern Alps23.2 
 Hoher Dachstein21362995Eastern Alps47.6 
 Hochkönig21812941Northern Alps37.4 
 Olympus23532917Greek-Albanian Ranges254.3 
 Vihren Vrh17842915Macedonia-Thrace48.4 
 Corno Grande24762912Appenines445.3 
 Monte Amaro18102793Appenines60.3 
 Grande Tete de l'Obiou15412789Western Alps24.1 
 Polinik15802784Eastern Alps18.3 
 Jôf di Montasio15972753Eastern Alps31.6 
 Pointe Percée16402750Western Alps23.9 
 Birkkarspitze15672749Northern Alps33.1 
 Monte Cinto27062706Tyrrhennian Islands223.9 
 Maja e Jezercës20362694Dinaric Alps94.5 
 Gerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains510.2 
 Torrecerredo19312648Cordillera Cantabrica346.5 
 Smólikas Óros17362637Greek-Albanian Ranges120.2 
 Birnhorn16652634Northern Alps16.7 
 Pelister Vrh15162601Greek-Albanian Ranges101.1 
 Pico Almanzor16892591Castile Ranges327.2 
 Grintovec17062558Eastern Alps53.2 
 Solunska Glava16662540Greek-Albanian Ranges57.2 
 Óros Voras17582528Greek-Albanian Ranges51.5 
 Parângu Mare21032519Southern Carpathians84.2 
 Großer Priel17032515Eastern Alps43.7 
 Oros Giona17022510Greek-Albanian Ranges160.2 
 Peleaga17592509Southern Carpathians50.8 
 Säntis20202502Northern Alps27.7 
 Nemerçka17922482Greek-Albanian Ranges37.9 
 Col Nudo16452472Eastern Alps12.8 
 Mount Ida24562456Greek Islands440.4 
 Óros Parnassos15882455Greek-Albanian Ranges34.5 
 Pachnes20382453Greek Islands67.5 
 Grigna Settentrionale16872410Southern Alps12.6 
 Óros Taigetos23452405Greek Islands177.7 
 Zirbitzkogel15022396Eastern Alps35.0 
 Botev15672376Balkan Mountains124.8 
 Óros Killini18682374Greek Islands69.0 
 Maja e Valamares15262373Greek-Albanian Ranges26.3 
 Hochtor15202369Eastern Alps20.8 
 La Tournette15142351Western Alps12.8 
 Grimming15182351Eastern Alps22.1 
 Wilder Kaiser15522344Northern Alps25.5 
 Cima Dódici18742336Eastern Alps22.6 
 Vârful Pietrosu15782303Carpathian Mountains221.2 
 Snøhetta16752286Scandinavian Mountains83.3 
 Serra Dolcedorme17152267Appenines258.3 
 Cima Valdritta19502218Southern Alps22.3 
 Pointe d'Arcalod17192217Western Alps16.6 
 Monte Bondone16852180Southern Alps21.4 
 Monte Cimone15772165Appenines168.4 
 Spathi17982148Greek Islands63.7 
 Maja e Kendrevicës16662121Greek-Albanian Ranges38.1 
 Sarektjåhkkå15192089Scandinavian Mountains62.3 
 Chamechaude17692082Western Alps20.6 
 Mali i Cikës15632044Greek-Albanian Ranges20.4 
 Ágion Óros20122030Macedonia-Thrace127.6 
 Óros Óssa18541978Greek-Albanian Ranges42.3 
 Puy de Sancy15781885Massif Central225.4 
 Jiehkkesvárri17411834Scandinavian Mountains156.1 
 Punta la Marmora18341834Tyrrhennian Islands207.0 
 Óros Dírfis17431743Greek Islands91.3 
 Óros Aínos16281628Greek Islands100.1 
 Store Lenangstind15751625Scandinavian Mountains26.0 
 Óros Fengari16111611Greek Islands112.3 
 Psili Korifi15141589Greek-Albanian Ranges51.0 
 Roman-Kosh15411545Ukrainian Plains391.4 

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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 several 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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