About me

Hi, my name is Adam Stevenson. I am from the city of Chester in the U.K and have worked within the construction industry for the majority of my working life - pricing up and managing jobs. My background carries no relevant experience to what I have got myself involved with for this challenge. I've created this site to share with you my experiences and to invite you to follow my journey as I go from the casual hiker to reaching the highest peak of every European country and attempting a Guinness World Record in the process. 

About the challenge

The task is simple - to get to the highest natural point of every country in Europe.

The idea came from a close friend that simply wanted to visit all the countries of Europe. From that evolved a challenge of reaching the high point as just something fun to do while we would be in each country. 

However, defining a list of peaks required wasn't as straight forward as I initially anticipated. Within the geographical contexts of Europe, there are border disputes, high point disputes and the technicalities of where the high point of the country is located away from mainland Europe in an overseas territory. This is the case for Denmark, Spain, and Portugal. Other questions arose from trans-continental countries such as Turkey and states that aren't officially recognised by the UN like Kosovo.  

 

After looking into each and everyone I have come up with my main list of peaks that I will be doing.  This is not an exhaustive list as there may be additional peaks that I may end up doing for fun or simply wanting to explore a new area. These will be listed under the Bonus Peaks section.

What are the highest points of every European Country?

  1. Russia - Mount Elbrus - 5642 m / 18510 ft

  2. France & Italy (shared) - Mont Blanc - 4810 m / 15774 ft

  3. Switzerland - Dufourspitze, Monte Rosa - 4634 m / 15203 ft

  4. Austria - Grossglockner - 3798 m / 12461 ft

  5. Spain (mainland) - Mulhacén - 3479 m / 11413 ft

  6. Germany - Zugspitze - 2962 m / 9718 ft

  7. Andorra - Coma Pedrosa - 2943 m / 9652 ft

  8. Bulgaria - Musala - 2925 m / 9,596 ft

  9. Greece - Mount Olympus - 2918 m / 9577 ft

  10. Slovenia - Triglav - 2864 m / 9396 ft

  11. Albania & North Macedonia (shared) - Mount Korab - 2764 m / 9068 ft

  12. Kosovo (a) - Rudoka e Madhe - 2658 m / 8720 ft

  13. Slovakia - Gerlachovský štít - 2654 m / 8711 ft

  14. Liechtenstein - Grauspitz - 2599 m / 8527 ft

  15. Romania - Moldoveanu Peak - 2544 m / 8346 ft

  16. Montenegro - Zla Kolata - 2534 m / 8314 ft

  17. Poland - Rysy - 2499 m / 8199 ft

  18. Norway - Galdhøpiggen - 2469 m / 8100 ft

  19. Bosnia and Herzegovina - Maglić - 2386 m / 7828 ft

  20. Serbia - Midžor - 2169 m  / 7116 ft

  21. Iceland - Hvannadalshnúkur - 2110 m / 3415 ft

  22. Sweden - Kebnekaise - 2096 m / 6903 ft

  23. Ukraine - Mount Hoverla - 2061 m / 6,762 ft

  24. Portugal (mainland) - Torre Mountain - 1993 m / 6539 ft

  25. Cyprus - Mount Olympus - 1952 m / 6404 ft

  26. Croatia - Dinara - 1831 m / 6007 ft

  27. Czech Republic - Sněžka - 1603 m / 5259 ft

  28. United Kingdom (Scotland) - Ben Nevis - 1345m / 4409 ft

  29. Finland - Halti - 1324m / 4344 ft

  30. Wales - Snowdon - 1085 m / 3560 ft

  31. Ireland - Carrauntoohil - 1038 m / 3415 ft

  32. Turkey (european part) - Mahya Dağı - 1031 m / 3383 ft

  33. Hungray - Kékes - 1014 m / 3327 ft

  34. England - Scafell Pike - 978 m / 3560 ft

  35. North Ireland - Slieve Donard - 850 m / 2790 ft

  36. San Marino - Monte Titano - 739 m / 2425 ft

  37. Belgium - Signal de Botrange - 694 m / 2277 ft

  38. Luxembourg - Kneiff - 560 m / 1837 ft

  39. Moldova - Bălănești Hill - 430 m / 1,411 ft

  40. Belarus - Dzyarzhynskaya Hara - 345 m / 1,132 ft

  41. Netherlands - Vaalserberg - 322 m  / 1053 ft

  42. Estonia - Suur Munamägi - 318 m / 1,043 ft

  43. Latvia - Gaiziņkalns - 311 m / 1027 ft

  44. Lithuania - Aukštojas Hill - 293 m / 965 ft

  45. Malta - Ta’ Dmejrek, Dingli Cliffs - 253 m / 830 ft

  46. Denmark (mainland) - Møllehøj - 170 m / 561 ft

  47. Monaco - Chemin des Révoires - 161 m / 535 ft

  48. Vatican City - St. Peters Dome - 132 m / 246 ft

Bonus peaks

  1. Gibraltar - Rock of Gibraltar - 423 m / 1398 ft

  2. Montenegro - Pestin Grad - 980m / 3215 ft

  3. Kosovo (b) - Đeravica - 2656m / 8714 ft

  4. Itaily - Gran Paradiso - 4061m / 13323 ft

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