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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

Showing Justin Norman's first ascent dates for climbed peaks (1 out of 54, or 1.85%)

RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)Ascent Date
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus 
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps 
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps 
4.SpainPico de Teide37183718North Atlantic Islands 
6.GreeceMount Ida24562456Greek Islands 
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus 
8.AustriaGroßglockner24283798Eastern Alps 
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23722469Scandinavian Mountains 
10.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus 
11.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands 
12.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains 
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22804274Northern Alps 
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands 
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges 
15.North MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges 
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus 
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands 
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21032519Southern Carpathians 
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps 
21.SwedenKebnekaise17472106Scandinavian Mountains 
22.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps 
24.SerbiaMidzor14792169Balkan Mountains 
25.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps 
26.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps 
27.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps 
28.United KingdomBen Nevis13451345Great Britain2008-07
29.CroatiaVaganski Vrh13011758Dinaric Alps 
30.Czech RepublicSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges 
30.PolandSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges 
33.UkraineHora Blyznytsya10021881Carpathian Mountains 
34.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur882882Norwegian Sea Islands 
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains 
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps 
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain 
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees 
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains 
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges 
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains 
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily 
43.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains 
44.San MarinoMonte Titano189739Appenines 
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains 
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains 
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains 
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains 
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area 
50.LuxembourgGréngewald149432North France-West Rhine Area 
51.JerseyLes Platons143143Great Britain 
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain 
53.NetherlandsSint–Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area 
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps 

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List Description

This list shows the peak in each European country with the greatest topographic prominence. As it turns out, for well over half of these countries (35 of 54, or 65%) the highest and most prominent peaks are the same. The remaining 19 peaks provide some good alternate climbs in their respective nations.

There is no consensus as to what nations or peaks constitute a European country high point list, and this site lists four flavors of that well-known pursuit. Not wanting to recreate all that again for the most-prominent list for Europe, the approach here is to be very inclusive and list all most-prominent peaks for all nations and dependencies that are European and semi-European, including all Caucasus region nations, Norwegian Arctic territories, and mid-Atlantic Island highpoints for Iberian nations.

The Vatican City is left off this list, since any notion of prominence has disappeared under centuries of urbanization.


Thanks to Lee Newton, who did the research on the non-high points on this list and made its publication here possible.


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