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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Chris Dewhurst's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 63, or 4.76%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains206 
2.Shkhara5193Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
3.Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia60 
4.Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps272 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9 
6.Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps99 
7.Bazar Dyuzi4466Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains5 
8.Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains14 
9.Großglockner3798AustriaAlps132 
10.Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands150 
11.Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula104 
12.Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps242 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula100 
14.Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula110 
15.Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula111 
16.Triglav2864SloveniaAlps169 
17.Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula61 
18.Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula25 
19.Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula33 
20.Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges86 
21.Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps66 
22.Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges67 
23.Maja Kolata2525Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula45 
24.Rysy-North Peak2499Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges159 
25.Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic151 
26.Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula53 
27.Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands62 
28.Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula52 
30.Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic63 
31.Kebnekaise2106SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic79 
32.Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges70 
33.Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula57 
34.Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula70 
35.Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
36.Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges214 
37.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe6432018-08-27 a
38.Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic43 
39.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe7112016-09-20
40.Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe225 
41.Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula13 
42.Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges130 
43.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe6402018-05-26 b
44.Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic26 
45.Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe129 
46.Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands88 
47.Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe176 
48.Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe68 
49.Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe142 
50.Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges36 
51.Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula105 
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges43 
53.Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe175 
54.Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges72 
55.Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges71 
56.Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges72 
57.Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands89 
58.Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe96 
58.Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe60 
60.Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps87 
61.Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe30 
62.Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe24 
63.Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands120 

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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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