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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)Ascents
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains236
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains5
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia67
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps312
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps108
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains5
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains18
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands185
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula117
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula111
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula117
15.Olympus2918GreeceBalkan Peninsula120
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula63
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula26
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula38
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges96
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges74
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula52
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges179
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic168
26.Maglić2386Bosnia and HerzegovinaBalkan Peninsula57
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands65
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7
29.Midžor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula60
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic65
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges79
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula67
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula79
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges254
36.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe776
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic45
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe963
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe252
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula16
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges141
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe914
43.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic28
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe149
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands103
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe197
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe76
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe164
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges39
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula123
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges48
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe204
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges82
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges79
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges82
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands104
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe104
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe65
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps97
60.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe32
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe24
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands129

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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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