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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Norbert Schaefer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 62, or 53.23%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains216 
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains4 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia622014-08-25
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps283 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps103 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains5 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains16 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands1622006-10-19
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula108 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula1022011-10-09
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula1122017-08-11
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula116 
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula61 
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula26 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula33 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges882009-08-10
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges68 
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula45 
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges1622009-08-03
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic1592002-09-05
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula532015-06-16
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands632016-04-08
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula542017-08-09
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic63 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges72 
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula60 
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula702013-04-14
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2272005-07-14
36.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe6831998-08-01
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic43 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe799 
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe2352011-07-09
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula13 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges1312008-10-19
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe727 
43.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic26 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe136 
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands922005-05-16
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe1852004-12-27
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe72 
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe1502017-04-27
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges36 
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula1122014-03-12
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges44 
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe1882004-12-27
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges722010-12-28
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges712010-12-28
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges72 
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands932003-09-22
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe1002014-11-20
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe612014-11-20
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps932008-08-11
60.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe312015-08-12
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe242015-08-10
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands1242007-03-11

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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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