Sněžka, Czech Republic/Poland

Prominence: 1193 m, 3914 ft

Elevation: 1603 meters, 5259 feet

True Isolation: 290.32 km, 180.39 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)50° 44' 9'' N, 15° 44' 22'' E
50.735809, 15.739517 (Dec Deg)
552185 E 5620707 N, Zone 33 (UTM)
CountryCzech Republic (Highest Point)
State/ProvinceHradec Králové (Highest Point)
Dolnoslaskie (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Sněžka:
     World Country High Points (Rank #145)
     Europe Range3 High Points (Rank #33)
     Europe Country High Points (Rank #31)
     Core Europe Country High Points (Rank #27)
     Eastern Europe Peaks with 600 m of Prominence (Rank #2)
     Europe High Points - Inclusive Grab Bag (Rank #36)
     Europe High Points with Iberian Substitution (Rank #27)
     Peaks with Most Individual Summiters-Outside USA (Rank #22)
     Most Ascended Peaks-Outside USA (Rank #20)
     Czech Republic Region High Points (Rank #1)
     Europe UN Member High Points (Rank #30)
     Europe Country Most Prominent Peaks (Rank #30)
     UN Member State High Points (Rank #132)
     Poland Province High Points (Rank #2)
     Europe Peaks with 200 km of Isolation (Rank #38)
     Most Isolated Peak of Europe Countries (Rank #22)

Selected Guidebook(s) for this Peak:
       Europe's High Points (McKeating, Crolla)

Selected Trip Reports from this site:
     1993-07-27 by Greg Slayden
     2005-07-14 by Norbert Schaefer
     2008-07-29 by Brian Lund
     2009-10 by Tom Milliard
     2011-06-20 by Brian Friedrich
     2012-06-23 by Andrew Rankine
     2012-08-09 by Martin Richardson (GPS Track)
     2012-10-06 by Mark McAllister
     2013-06-28 by Andrew Rankine
     2013-09-01 by Dave Dunham
     2014-07-19 by Andrew Rankine (GPS Track)
     2014-08-12 by Eric Gilbertson
     2014-08-12 by Eric Gilbertson
     2015-07-11 by Howe Siang Tan (GPS Track)
     2016-04-17 by Lee Humphries
     2017-02-23 by Denise Mclellan
     2017-02-23 by Richard Mclellan (GPS Track)
     2018-03-19 by Damian Wieczorkiewicz
     2018-08-05 by Jiri Vranek
     2018-08-08 by Stephen Glennon (GPS Track)
     2018-09-28 by Nick Down

View ascents of peak by registered members (165 total)

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Summit of Sněžka has been newly measured, the elevation is 1603.3 m (and not 1602 m, which is the elevation of the historical benchmark, which is about 30 meters SE from the summit).
Official measurement report is available at (in Czech).
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The summit of Sněžka with chapel and two visitor centers, taken from the Czech-Polish border (2012-06-23). Photo by Andrew Rankine.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1193 m/3914 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 1193 m/3914 ft
  Key Col: Graben    410 m/1345 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 290.32 km/180.39 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 49.1825, 18.9917
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Malý Kriváň  (SE)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Eastern Europe Ranges
Range3: Bohemian Ranges (Highest Point)
Range4: Sudety (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsOder
Baltic Sea
North Sea
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Národní Park Krkonošé
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: 770 m/2526 ft
Vertical Gain: 833 m/2733 ft
Distance (one way): 6.64 km/4.12 mi
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

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Very beautiful trekking towards the summit. (2014-06-21). Photo by Louise Ekroth.
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Snezka, 1603m (2016-04-17). Photo by Lee Humphries.
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View to West Ridge. HP # 37 (30.5.15) Photo by Iwan Auderset.
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