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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 Mountains240 
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains5 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia752014-08-25
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps325 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps115 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains6 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains19 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands1922006-10-19
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula123 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula1192011-10-09
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula1212017-08-11
15.Olympus2918GreeceBalkan Peninsula138 
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula70 
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula29 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula42 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges1062009-08-10
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges79 
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula65 
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges1872009-08-03
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic1842002-09-05
26.Maglić2386Bosnia and HerzegovinaBalkan Peninsula652015-06-16
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands712016-04-08
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midžor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula632017-08-09
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic69 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges83 
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula74 
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula902013-04-14
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges2722005-07-14
36.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe8391998-08-01
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic48 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe1066 
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe2662011-07-09
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula17 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges1472008-10-19
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe1027 
43.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic31 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe166 
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands1122005-05-16
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe2092004-12-27
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe81 
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe1792017-04-27
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges40 
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula1312014-03-12
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges49 
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2202004-12-27
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges912010-12-28
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges882010-12-28
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges86 
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands1102003-09-22
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe1112014-11-20
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe67 
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps1022008-08-11
60.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe352015-08-12
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe252015-08-10
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands1352007-03-11

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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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