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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

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RankPeak Elev-Ft CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Elbrus18,510RussiaCaucasus Mountains206 
2.Shkhara17,037Georgia/RussiaCaucasus Mountains4 
3.Mount Ararat16,854TurkeyAnatolia60 
4.Mont Blanc15,781France/ItalyAlps272 
5.Monte Bianco di Courmayeur15,577ItalyAlps9 
6.Monte Rosa15,203SwitzerlandAlps99 
7.Bazar Dyuzi14,652Azerbaijan/RussiaCaucasus Mountains5 
8.Aragats Lerr13,419ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains14 
9.Großglockner12,461AustriaAlps132 
10.Pico de Teide12,198SpainMid-Atlantic Islands150 
11.Mulhacén11,414SpainIberian Peninsula104 
12.Zugspitze9718Germany/AustriaAlps242 
13.Pic de Coma Pedrosa9662AndorraIberian Peninsula100 
14.Musala9596BulgariaBalkan Peninsula110 
15.Olympus9570GreeceBalkan Peninsula111 
16.Triglav9396SloveniaAlps169 
17.Korab9068Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula61 
18.Velika Rudoka8727Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula25 
19.Ðeravica8717KosovoBalkan Peninsula33 
20.Gerlachovský štít8707SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges86 
21.Grauspitz8527Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps66 
22.Moldoveanu8346RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges67 
23.Maja Kolata8284Albania/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula45 
24.Rysy-North Peak8199Slovakia/PolandEastern Europe Ranges159 
25.Galdhøpiggen8100NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic151 
26.Maglic7831Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula53 
27.Montanha do Pico7713PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands62 
28.Beerenberg7470Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
29.Midzor7116Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula52 
30.Hvannadalshnúkur6923IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic63 
31.Kebnekaise6909SwedenScandinavia-European Arctic79 
32.Gora Goverla6762UkraineEastern Europe Ranges70 
33.Serra da Estrela6539PortugalIberian Peninsula57 
34.Dinara6007CroatiaBalkan Peninsula70 
35.Newtontoppen5620SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
36.Sněžka5259Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges214 
37.Ben Nevis4413United KingdomNorthwest Europe643 
38.Hálditšohkka4344Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic43 
39.Snowdon3560United KingdomNorthwest Europe711 
40.Carrauntoohil3409IrelandNorthwest Europe225 
41.Mahya Dagi3379TurkeyBalkan Peninsula13 
42.Kékes3327HungaryEastern Europe Ranges130 
43.Scafell Pike3209United KingdomNorthwest Europe640 
44.Slættaratindur2887Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic26 
45.Slieve Donard2799United KingdomNorthwest Europe129 
46.Monte Titano2425San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands88 
47.Signal de Botrange2277BelgiumNorthwest Europe176 
48.Snaefell2037Isle of ManNorthwest Europe68 
49.Kneiff1837LuxembourgNorthwest Europe142 
50.Balanesti1411MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges36 
51.Rock of Gibraltar1398GibraltarIberian Peninsula105 
52.Hara Dzyarzhynskaya1132BelarusEastern Europe Ranges43 
53.Vaalserberg1053NetherlandsNorthwest Europe175 
54.Suur Munamagi1043EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges72 
55.Gaizinkalns1024LatviaEastern Europe Ranges71 
56.Aukstojas965LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges72 
57.Dingli Cliffs830MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands89 
58.Møllehøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe96 
58.Yding Skovhøj561DenmarkNorthwest Europe60 
60.Chemin des Révoires531Monaco/FranceAlps87 
61.Les Platons469JerseyNorthwest Europe30 
62.Le Moulin374GuernseyNorthwest Europe24 
63.Vatican Hill256Vatican 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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