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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks

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RankCountryPeak Prom-M  Elev-M Range (Level 3)AscentsAscent Date
1.RussiaElbrus47415642Central Caucasus206 
2.FranceMont Blanc46974810Western Alps272 
2.ItalyMont Blanc46974810Western Alps272 
4.SpainPico de Teide37183718North Atlantic Islands151 
5.BulgariaMusala24732925Macedonia-Thrace110 
6.GreeceMount Ida24562456Greek Islands43 
7.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi24544466Eastern Caucasus5 
8.AustriaGroßglockner24283798Eastern Alps132 
9.NorwayGaldhøpiggen23662469Scandinavian Mountains152 
10.GeorgiaGora Kazbek23535034Central Caucasus21 
11.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351North Atlantic Islands62 
12.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít23492654Carpathian Mountains86 
13.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn22804274Northern Alps27 
14.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277Norwegian Sea Islands7 
15.AlbaniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges61 
15.North MacedoniaKorab21692764Greek-Albanian Ranges61 
17.ArmeniaAragats Lerr21434090Lesser Caucasus14 
18.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110Norwegian Sea Islands63 
19.RomaniaParângu Mare21032519Southern Carpathians14 
20.SloveniaTriglav20522864Eastern Alps170 
21.GermanyZugspitze17462962Northern Alps242 
22.SwedenKebnekaise17442106Scandinavian Mountains79 
23.SvalbardNewtontoppen17131713Svalbard2 
24.SerbiaMidzor14792169Balkan Mountains52 
25.MontenegroDurmitor14782523Dinaric Alps31 
26.KosovoPastrik14301988Dinaric Alps1 
27.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno13482225Dinaric Alps1 
28.United KingdomBen Nevis13451345Great Britain645 
29.Czech RepublicSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges214 
29.PolandSněžka11931603Bohemian Ranges214 
31.CroatiaSveti Jure11641762Dinaric Alps15 
32.IrelandCarrauntoohil10391039Ireland226 
33.UkraineHora Blyznytsya10021881Carpathian Mountains10 
34.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880880Norwegian Sea Islands26 
35.HungaryKékes7741014Carpathian Mountains131 
36.LiechtensteinKuhgrat6812123Northern Alps10 
37.Isle of ManSnaefell621621Great Britain69 
38.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó5182915Pyrenees7 
39.FinlandTaivaskero516809Scandinavian Mountains4 
40.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar423426Andalucian Ranges105 
41.MoldovaBalanesti285430Ukrainian Plains36 
42.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253Sicily89 
43.EstoniaSuur Munamagi218318Southeast Baltic Plains72 
44.San MarinoMonte Titano189739Appenines88 
45.LatviaGaizinkalns187312Southeast Baltic Plains71 
46.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya185345Southeast Baltic Plains43 
46.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas185235Southeast Baltic Plains3 
48.DenmarkRytterknægten162162Southeast Baltic Plains2 
49.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture153652North France-West Rhine Area9 
50.LuxembourgGréngewald149432North France-West Rhine Area4 
51.JerseyLes Platons143143Great Britain31 
52.GuernseyLe Moulin114114Great Britain24 
53.NetherlandsSint–Pietersberg106171North France-West Rhine Area12 
54.MonacoRocher de Monaco3363Western Alps27 

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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.

Acknowledgments:

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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