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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Norbert Schaefer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (32 out of 62, or 51.61%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains236 
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains5 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia662014-08-25
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps310 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps108 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains5 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains18 
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps1502006-07-26
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands1812006-10-19
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula116 
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps2702000-09-15
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula1102011-10-09
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula1172017-08-11
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula120 
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps2312004-08-24
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula63 
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula26 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula38 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges952009-08-10
21.Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps712007-07-31
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges73 
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula52 
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges1782009-08-03
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic1682002-09-05
26.Maglić2386Bosnia and HerzegovinaBalkan Peninsula572015-06-16
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands642016-04-08
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midžor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula602017-08-09
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic65 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges79 
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula67 
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula792013-04-14
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2532005-07-14
36.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe7581998-08-01
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic45 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe935 
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe2502011-07-09
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula16 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges1412008-10-19
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe881 
43.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic28 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe147 
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands1022005-05-16
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe1972004-12-27
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe76 
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe1632017-04-27
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges39 
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula1202014-03-12
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges47 
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2012004-12-27
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges822010-12-28
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges792010-12-28
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges81 
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands1012003-09-22
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe1042014-11-20
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe65 
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps972008-08-11
60.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe322015-08-12
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe242015-08-10
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands1282007-03-11

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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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