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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

Showing Norbert Schaefer's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (25 out of 55, or 45.45%)

RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus254 
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps375 
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps375 
4.SpainPico de Teide37153715North Atlantic Islands2292006-10-19
6.GreeceMount Ida24562456Greek Islands61 
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus7 
8.AustriaGroßglockner24283798Eastern Alps1832006-07-26
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23792469Scandinavian Mountains2042002-09-05
10.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus35 
11.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands852016-04-08
12.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains1132009-08-10
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22794274Northern Alps34 
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands7 
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges842022-09-13
15.North MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges842022-09-13
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus24 
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands76 
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21022519Southern Carpathians30 
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps2892004-08-24
21.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps3442000-09-15
22.SwedenKebnekaise - Nordtoppen17352097Scandinavian Mountains29 
24.SerbiaMidžor14792169Balkan Mountains752017-08-09
25.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps50 
26.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps2 
27.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps1 
28.United KingdomBen Nevis13451345Great Britain9931998-08-01
29.Czech RepublicSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges3132005-07-14
29.PolandSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges3132005-07-14
31.CroatiaSveti Jure11641762Dinaric Alps292013-04-18
33.UkraineVelyka Blyznytsya10021881Carpathian Mountains15 
34.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880880Norwegian Sea Islands37 
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains1572008-10-19
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps17 
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain93 
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees12 
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains6 
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges1552014-03-12
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains45 
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily1252003-09-22
43.San MarinoMonte Titano251739Apennines1232005-05-16
44.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains992010-12-28
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains962010-12-28
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains49 
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains3 
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains4 
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area20 
49.LuxembourgPréventbësch153436North France-West Rhine Area7 
51.JerseyLes Platons143143Great Britain392015-08-12
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain272015-08-10
53.NetherlandsSint-Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area19 
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps37 
55.Vatican CityVatican Hill1378Western Italy1502007-03-11

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List Description

This list shows the peak in each European country with the greatest topographic prominence. As it turns out, for well over half of these countries (35 of 54, or 65%) the highest and most prominent peaks are the same. The remaining 19 peaks provide some good alternate climbs in their respective nations.

There is no consensus as to what nations or peaks constitute a European country high point list, and this site lists four flavors of that well-known pursuit. Not wanting to recreate all that again for the most-prominent list for Europe, the approach here is to be very inclusive and list all most-prominent peaks for all nations and dependencies that are European and semi-European, including all Caucasus region nations, Norwegian Arctic territories, and mid-Atlantic Island highpoints for Iberian nations.


Thanks to Lee Newton, who did the research on the non-high points on this list and made its publication here possible.


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