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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

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RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains246 
2.Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains5 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia78 
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps337 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps117 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains6 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains21 
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps168 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands210 
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula135 
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps312 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2943AndorraIberian Peninsula124 
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula125 
15.Olympus2918GreeceBalkan Peninsula144 
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps263 
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula72 
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula30 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula42 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges106 
21.Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps78 
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges85 
23.Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula66 
24.Rysy-Northwest Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges191 
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic189 
26.Maglić2386Bosnia and HerzegovinaBalkan Peninsula66 
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands73 
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midžor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula63 
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic72 
31.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges87 
32.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula77 
33.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula93 
34.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic3 
35.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges283 
36.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe908 
37.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic49 
38.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe1211 
39.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe277 
40.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula17 
41.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges151 
42.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe1163 
43.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic33 
44.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe173 
45.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands118 
46.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe225 
47.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe86 
48.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe191 
49.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges41 
50.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula142 
51.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges49 
52.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe235 
53.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges94 
54.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges90 
55.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges89 
56.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands117 
57.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe117 
57.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe70 
59.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps105 
60.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe36 
61.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe25 
62.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands143 

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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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