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Europe Country High Points

RankCountryPeak Elev-M Range (Level 2)Ascents
1.United KingdomBen Nevis1345Northwest Europe624
2.FranceMont Blanc4810Alps268
2.ItalyMont Blanc4810Alps268
4.GermanyZugspitze2962Alps237
5.IrelandCarrauntoohil1039Northwest Europe216
6.Czech RepublicSněžka1603Eastern Europe Ranges212
7.RussiaElbrus5642Caucasus Mountains202
8.BelgiumSignal de Botrange694Northwest Europe176
9.NetherlandsVaalserberg321Northwest Europe175
10.SloveniaTriglav2864Alps162
11.PolandRysy-North Peak2499Eastern Europe Ranges158
12.NorwayGaldhøpiggen2469Scandinavia-European Arctic150
13.LuxembourgKneiff560Northwest Europe142
14.HungaryKékes1014Eastern Europe Ranges128
15.AustriaGroßglockner3798Alps127
16.Vatican CityVatican Hill78Italian Peninsula and Islands119
17.GreeceOlympus2917Balkan Peninsula109
18.BulgariaMusala2925Balkan Peninsula108
19.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar426Iberian Peninsula105
20.AndorraPic de Coma Pedrosa2945Iberian Peninsula99
21.SwitzerlandMonte Rosa4634Alps97
22.DenmarkMøllehøj171Northwest Europe95
23.MaltaDingli Cliffs253Italian Peninsula and Islands89
24.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít2654Eastern Europe Ranges86
24.San MarinoMonte Titano739Italian Peninsula and Islands86
26.MonacoChemin des Révoires162Alps83
27.SwedenKebnekaise2106Scandinavia-European Arctic78
28.EstoniaSuur Munamagi318Eastern Europe Ranges72
28.LithuaniaAukstojas294Eastern Europe Ranges72
30.LatviaGaizinkalns312Eastern Europe Ranges71
31.UkraineGora Goverla2061Eastern Europe Ranges69
32.CroatiaDinara1831Balkan Peninsula68
33.RomaniaMoldoveanu2544Eastern Europe Ranges67
34.LiechtensteinGrauspitz2599Alps66
35.Isle of ManSnaefell621Northwest Europe65
36.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur2110Scandinavia-European Arctic63
37.AlbaniaKorab2764Balkan Peninsula59
37.North MacedoniaKorab2764Balkan Peninsula59
39.SerbiaMidzor2169Balkan Peninsula52
40.Bosnia and HerzegovinaMaglic2387Balkan Peninsula51
41.MontenegroMaja Kolata2525Balkan Peninsula43
41.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya345Eastern Europe Ranges43
43.FinlandHálditšohkka1324Scandinavia-European Arctic41
44.MoldovaBalanesti430Eastern Europe Ranges33
45.JerseyLes Platons143Northwest Europe28
46.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880Scandinavia-European Arctic25
47.GuernseyLe Moulin114Northwest Europe24
48.KosovoVelika Rudoka2660Balkan Peninsula22
49.ArmeniaAragats Lerr4090Caucasus Mountains13
50.Jan MayenBeerenberg2277Scandinavia-European Arctic7
51.GeorgiaShkhara5193Caucasus Mountains4
51.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi4466Caucasus Mountains4
53.SvalbardNewtontoppen1713Scandinavia-European Arctic2

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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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