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Europe Country High Points

RankCountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 2)Ascents
1.United KingdomBen Nevis1345Northwest Europe906
2.FranceMont Blanc4810Alps336
2.ItalyMont Blanc4810Alps336
4.GermanyZugspitze2962Alps312
5.Czech RepublicSněžka1603Eastern Europe Ranges283
6.IrelandCarrauntoohil1039Northwest Europe277
7.SloveniaTriglav2864Alps263
8.RussiaElbrus5642Caucasus Mountains246
9.NetherlandsVaalserberg321Northwest Europe235
10.BelgiumSignal de Botrange694Northwest Europe225
11.PolandRysy-Northwest Peak2499Eastern Europe Ranges191
11.LuxembourgKneiff560Northwest Europe191
13.NorwayGaldhøpiggen2469Scandinavia-European Arctic189
14.AustriaGroßglockner3798Alps168
15.HungaryKékes1014Eastern Europe Ranges151
16.GreeceOlympus2918Balkan Peninsula143
16.Vatican CityVatican Hill78Italian Peninsula and Islands143
18.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar426Iberian Peninsula141
19.BulgariaMusala2925Balkan Peninsula125
20.AndorraPic de Coma Pedrosa2943Iberian Peninsula123
21.San MarinoMonte Titano739Italian Peninsula and Islands118
22.SwitzerlandMonte Rosa4634Alps117
22.MaltaDingli Cliffs253Italian Peninsula and Islands117
22.DenmarkMøllehøj171Northwest Europe117
25.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít2654Eastern Europe Ranges106
26.MonacoChemin des Révoires162Alps105
27.EstoniaSuur Munamagi318Eastern Europe Ranges94
28.CroatiaDinara1831Balkan Peninsula91
29.LatviaGaizinkalns312Eastern Europe Ranges90
30.LithuaniaAukstojas294Eastern Europe Ranges89
31.UkraineGora Goverla2061Eastern Europe Ranges87
32.Isle of ManSnaefell621Northwest Europe86
33.RomaniaMoldoveanu2544Eastern Europe Ranges85
34.LiechtensteinGrauspitz2599Alps78
35.AlbaniaKorab2764Balkan Peninsula72
35.North MacedoniaKorab2764Balkan Peninsula72
35.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur2110Scandinavia-European Arctic72
38.MontenegroMaja Kolata2525Balkan Peninsula66
38.Bosnia and HerzegovinaMaglić2386Balkan Peninsula66
40.SerbiaMidžor2169Balkan Peninsula63
41.FinlandHálditšohkka1324Scandinavia-European Arctic49
41.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya345Eastern Europe Ranges49
43.MoldovaBalanesti430Eastern Europe Ranges41
44.JerseyLes Platons143Northwest Europe36
45.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880Scandinavia-European Arctic33
46.KosovoVelika Rudoka2660Balkan Peninsula30
47.SwedenKebnekaise-Nordtoppen2097Scandinavia-European Arctic27
48.GuernseyLe Moulin114Northwest Europe25
49.ArmeniaAragats Lerr4090Caucasus Mountains21
50.Jan MayenBeerenberg2277Scandinavia-European Arctic7
51.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi4466Caucasus Mountains6
52.GeorgiaShkhara5193Caucasus Mountains5
53.SvalbardNewtontoppen1713Scandinavia-European Arctic3

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List Description

Europe, as defined by this web site, includes all of the Caucasus and all of the Urals, so high points for countries not normally considered "European" (such as Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) are included. Also note that the highest points of Spain and Portugal are on mid-Atlantic islands, which are classified as part of Africa (the Canaries are clearly offshore from Africa, and other islands are grouped that way to keep them all together).

Many climbers and peakbaggers would likely consider this somewhat arbitrary approach very unsatisfactory. Therefore, an alternate Core Europe Country High Point List has been created that adds the Spain and Portugal high points and removes the peaks in the Greater Caucasus and Arctic islands.

The highest reaches of this list are dominated by the Caucasus and the Alps, by far the highest and most dominant of the ranges of Europe.

Links

     Ginge Fullen Europe High Points List

Selected Guidebook(s) for this List

       Europe's High Points (McKeating, Crolla)

Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.

 


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