Kékes, Hungary

Prominence: 774 m, 2540 ft

Elevation: 1014 meters, 3327 feet

True Isolation: 82.46 km, 51.24 mi
Alternate Name(s)Kékesteto; Kekesteto
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)47° 52' 21'' N; 20° 0' 31'' E
47.87261, 20.008709 (Dec Deg)
425873E 5302617N Zone 34 (UTM)
CountryHungary (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceHeves (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Kékes:
     World Country High Points (Rank #170)
     Eastern Europe Peaks with 600 m of Prominence (Rank #10)
     Europe Country High Points (Rank #35)
     Core Europe Country High Points (Rank #31)
     Peaks with Most Individual Summiters-Outside USA (Rank #30)
     Europe High Points - Comprehensive List (Rank #41)
     Most Ascended Peaks-Outside USA (Rank #46)
     Europe High Points with Iberian Substitution (Rank #31)
     Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #35)
     Europe UN Member High Points (Rank #34)
     UN Member State High Points (Rank #152)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Europe's High Points (McKeating, Crolla)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     2008-10-19 by Norbert Schaefer
     2009-11 by Tom Milliard
     2010-07-05 by Rickard Colliander
     2012-08-31 by Martin Richardson (GPS Track)
     2012-09-07 by Lyngve Skrede
     2012-10-06 by Piotr Kaczynski
     2012-12-27 by Andrej Gerber
     2013-07-25 by Deividas Valaitis
     2013-08-22 by Marcin Radwan (GPS Track)
     2014-08-15 by Eric Gilbertson
     2015-02-26 by Richard Mclellan (GPS Track)
     2016-10-06 by Brian Friedrich

View ascents of peak by registered members (78 total)

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In 1985 the high point of Hungary was marked by a rock, painted like the national flag, on this pedestal (1985-08-20).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 774 m/2540 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 794 m/2605 ft
  Key Col: Hajnacka-teheina    240 m/787 ft
Isolation82.46 km/51.24 mi
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Javorie  (NW)
Isolation Limit Point: 48° 26' 22'' N; 19° 17' 39'' E
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RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Eastern Europe Ranges
Range3: Carpathian Mountains
Drainage BasinsDanube
Black Sea
Sea of Marmara
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
Data SourceShuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) data
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Other Photos

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Yes you can reach the peak in high heels during wintertime even if you happens to jump of the bus at wrong busstop so that you have to walk throuh the snow to get there. Bagged (2013-01-19). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Highest point in Hungary, Kekesteto 1014m (2015-11-14). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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