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Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks - Multiple Ascents Grid

RankGeographyPeak Elev-M  Prom-M TotalRound 1
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1.SvalbardNewtontoppen17131713  
2.IcelandHvannadalshnúkur21102110  
3.Jan MayenBeerenberg22772277  
4.Faroe IslandsSlættaratindur880880  
5.FinlandTaivaskero809516  
6.SwedenKebnekaise21061744  
7.NorwayGaldhøpiggen24692366  
8.IrelandCarrauntoohil10391039  
9.United KingdomBen Nevis13451345  
10.Isle of ManSnaefell621621  
11.GuernseyLe Moulin114114  
12.JerseyLes Platons143143  
13.NetherlandsSint–Pietersberg171106  
14.LuxembourgGréngewald432149  
15.BelgiumBaraque de Fraiture652153  
16.AndorraPic de l'Estanyó2915518  
17.GibraltarRock of Gibraltar426423  
18.MonacoRocher de Monaco6333  
19.FranceMont Blanc48104697  
20.ItalyMont Blanc48104697  
21.LiechtensteinKuhgrat2123681  
22.GermanyZugspitze29621746  
23.SwitzerlandFinsteraarhorn42742280  
24.AustriaGroßglockner37982428  
25.SloveniaTriglav28642052  
26.San MarinoMonte Titano739189  
27.MaltaDingli Cliffs253253  
28.EstoniaSuur Munamagi318218  
29.LatviaGaizinkalns312187  
30.LithuaniaMedvégalis Kalnas235185  
31.BelarusHara Dzyarzhynskaya345185  
32.Czech RepublicSněžka16031193  
33.PolandSněžka16031193  
34.SlovakiaGerlachovský štít26542349  
35.UkraineHora Blyznytsya18811002  
36.HungaryKékes1014774  
37.RomaniaParângu Mare25192103  
38.MoldovaBalanesti430285  
39.CroatiaSveti Jure17621164  
40.Bosnia and HerzegovinaPlocno22251348  
41.MontenegroDurmitor25231478  
42.KosovoPastrik19881430  
43.AlbaniaKorab27642169  
44.North MacedoniaKorab27642169  
45.GreeceMount Ida24562456  
46.BulgariaMusala29252473  
47.RussiaElbrus56424741  
48.GeorgiaGora Kazbek50342353  
49.AzerbaijanBazar Dyuzi44662454  
50.ArmeniaAragats Lerr40902143  
51.PortugalMontanha do Pico23512351  
52.SpainPico de Teide37183718  
53.SerbiaMidzor21691479  
54.DenmarkRytterknægten162162  

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About the Multiple Ascent Grid:

  • This table grid shows all peaks on a given list, and all ascents done by Sarah Bucken, up to 10 ascents per peak.
  • While many peakbaggers do not like to repeat ascents, some will try to do multiple "laps" or "rounds" of a favorite list, often one close to home.
  • The header for each ascent column shows, in parentheses, the total number of peaks climbed in each "round", and clicking the header link will sort your ascents for that round.
  • Due to space limitations, this listing has just the basic peak info, so up to ten date columns can be shown. Please use the main peak list (linked above) for more basic info and functionality.
  • Some climbers will log two ascents of the same peak on the same day--for example, when doing an out-and-back ridge run with other ascents sandwiched between two of the same peak. Some might not consider these to be two separate ascents for the purposes of doing multiple rounds. Clicking on the "Count a peak only once per day" link in the header will collapse multiple ascents of a peak on a single day into just one ascent for this grid list.

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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