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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Norbert Schaefer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (33 out of 63, or 52.38%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains254 
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains5 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia912014-08-25
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps374 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps11 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps124 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains7 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains24 
10.Pico de Teide3715SpainMid-Atlantic Islands2282006-10-19
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula149 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula1412011-10-09
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula1402017-08-11
15.Olympus2918GreeceBalkan Peninsula156 
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula842022-09-13
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula38 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula44 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges1132009-08-10
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges97 
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula72 
24.Rysy - Northwest Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges2052009-08-03
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic2042002-09-05
26.Maglić2386Bosnia and HerzegovinaBalkan Peninsula732015-06-16
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands842016-04-08
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midžor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula752017-08-09
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic76 
31.Kebnekaise - Nordtoppen2097SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic29 
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges89 
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula90 
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula1002013-04-14
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic3 
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges3122005-07-14
37.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe9891998-08-01
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic49 
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe1332 
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe3032011-07-09
41.Mahya Dağı1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula17 
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges1562008-10-19
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe1307 
44.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic37 
45.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe188 
46.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands1232005-05-16
47.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe2352004-12-27
48.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe93 
49.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe2012017-04-27
50.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges45 
51.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula1542014-03-12
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges49 
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe2482004-12-27
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges992010-12-28
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges952010-12-28
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges93 
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands1242003-09-22
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe1262014-11-20
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe76 
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps1152008-08-11
61.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe392015-08-12
62.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe272015-08-10
63.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands1502007-03-11

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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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