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Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag

Showing Chris Dewhurst's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (3 out of 62, or 4.84%)

RankPeak Elev-M CountryRange (Level 2)AscentsAscent Date
1.Snowdon1085United KingdomNorthwest Europe7572016-09-20
2.Scafell Pike978United KingdomNorthwest Europe6852018-05-26 b
3.Ben Nevis1345United KingdomNorthwest Europe6582018-08-27 a
 Elbrus5642RussiaCaucasus Mountains210 
 Shkhara5193Russia/GeorgiaCaucasus Mountains4 
 Mount Ararat5137TurkeyAnatolia61 
 Mont Blanc4810France/ItalyAlps277 
 Monte Bianco di Courmayeur4748ItalyAlps9 
 Monte Rosa4634SwitzerlandAlps101 
 Bazar Dyuzi4466Russia/AzerbaijanCaucasus Mountains5 
 Aragats Lerr4090ArmeniaCaucasus Mountains15 
 Großglockner3798AustriaAlps133 
 Pico de Teide3718SpainMid-Atlantic Islands159 
 Mulhacén3479SpainIberian Peninsula107 
 Zugspitze2962Germany/AustriaAlps246 
 Pic de Coma Pedrosa2945AndorraIberian Peninsula100 
 Musala2925BulgariaBalkan Peninsula111 
 Olympus2917GreeceBalkan Peninsula115 
 Triglav2864SloveniaAlps172 
 Korab2764Albania/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula61 
 Velika Rudoka2660Kosovo/North MacedoniaBalkan Peninsula25 
 Ðeravica2657KosovoBalkan Peninsula33 
 Gerlachovský štít2654SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges87 
 Grauspitz2599Liechtenstein/SwitzerlandAlps66 
 Moldoveanu2544RomaniaEastern Europe Ranges67 
 Maja Kolata2525Montenegro/AlbaniaBalkan Peninsula45 
 Rysy-North Peak2499Poland/SlovakiaEastern Europe Ranges161 
 Galdhøpiggen2469NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic156 
 Maglic2387Bosnia and Herzegovina/MontenegroBalkan Peninsula53 
 Montanha do Pico2351PortugalMid-Atlantic Islands62 
 Beerenberg2277Jan MayenScandinavia-European Arctic7 
 Midzor2169Bulgaria/SerbiaBalkan Peninsula53 
 Hvannadalshnúkur2110IcelandScandinavia-European Arctic63 
 Gora Goverla2061UkraineEastern Europe Ranges72 
 Serra da Estrela1993PortugalIberian Peninsula57 
 Dinara1831CroatiaBalkan Peninsula70 
 Newtontoppen1713SvalbardScandinavia-European Arctic2 
 Sněžka1603Czech Republic/PolandEastern Europe Ranges216 
 Hálditšohkka1324Finland/NorwayScandinavia-European Arctic43 
 Carrauntoohil1039IrelandNorthwest Europe229 
 Mahya Dagi1030TurkeyBalkan Peninsula13 
 Kékes1014HungaryEastern Europe Ranges131 
 Slættaratindur880Faroe IslandsScandinavia-European Arctic26 
 Slieve Donard853United KingdomNorthwest Europe135 
 Monte Titano739San MarinoItalian Peninsula and Islands90 
 Signal de Botrange694BelgiumNorthwest Europe185 
 Snaefell621Isle of ManNorthwest Europe71 
 Kneiff560LuxembourgNorthwest Europe150 
 Balanesti430MoldovaEastern Europe Ranges36 
 Rock of Gibraltar426GibraltarIberian Peninsula108 
 Hara Dzyarzhynskaya345BelarusEastern Europe Ranges44 
 Vaalserberg321NetherlandsNorthwest Europe184 
 Suur Munamagi318EstoniaEastern Europe Ranges72 
 Gaizinkalns312LatviaEastern Europe Ranges71 
 Aukstojas294LithuaniaEastern Europe Ranges72 
 Dingli Cliffs253MaltaItalian Peninsula and Islands89 
 Yding Skovhøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe61 
 Møllehøj171DenmarkNorthwest Europe98 
 Chemin des Révoires162Monaco/FranceAlps89 
 Les Platons143JerseyNorthwest Europe31 
 Le Moulin114GuernseyNorthwest Europe24 
 Vatican Hill78Vatican CityItalian Peninsula and Islands122 

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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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