highest mountains in europe

Highest Mountains in Europe

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If – like us – you immediately said “the Alps”, then think again! That record goes to the Russian Caucasus Mountains with an impressive highest peak of 18,510 feet (5.642 meters). In addition to their heights and locations, this list of the highest mountains in Europe also tells you who were the first to reach each summit.

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Highest Mountains in EuropeHeight (ft)Height (m)LocationFirst AscentFirst Climber(s)Nationality
Elbrus (Eurasia)18,5105642Caucasus, Russia28 Jul 1874Frederick Gardinger, Florence Grove, Horace Walker and swiss Peter KnubelGreat Britain, Switzerland
Dychtau (Eurasia)17,0735204Caucasus, Russia2 Mar 1905Albert Mummery and ZurfluhGreat Britain, Switzerland
Shkhara (Eurasia)17,0605200Caucasus, Georgia & Russia1 Sep 1888John Cockin with Ulrich Almer and C. RothGreat Britain, Switzerland
Kazbek (Eurasia)16,5585047Caucasus, Georgia & Russia10 Feb 1905Douglas W. Freshfield, Adolphus Warburton Moore, Charles C. TuckerGreat Britain
Mont Blanc15,7814810Savoy Alps, France & Italy8 Aug 1786Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel PaccardFrance
Dafourspitze, Monte Rosa15,2034634Valais Alps, Switzerland & Italy1 Aug 1855Charles Hudson, Birkbeck, Stephenson & Smyth-BrüderGreat Britain
Zumsteinspitze14,9704563Valais Alps, Switzerland & Italy1 Aug 1820Joseph Vincent, Johann Niklaus Vincent, Joseph Zumstein, Molinatti, Castel and 5 other people/portersItaly
Signalkuppe, Punta Gnifetti14,9574559Valais Alps, Switzerland & Italy9 Aug 1842Giovanni GnifettiItaly
Dom14,9114545Valais Alps, part of the Mischabel group, Switzerland11 Sep 1858British J. Llewellyn Davies with Swiss Johann Zumtaugwald, Johann Kronig and Hieronymous BrantschenGreat Britain, Switzerland
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14,8524527Valais Alps, Switzerland & Italy9 Aug 1861British expedition of 14 climbers led by Englishman J. F. Hardy including 7 other Englishmen: William Edward Hall, A. C. Ramsey, F. Sibson, T. Rennison, J. A. Hudson, C. H. Pilkington and R. M. Stephenson. and 6 Swiss guides: Franz Josef Lochmatter (1825-1897), J-P. Cachet, K. Kerr, S. Zumtaugwald, P. Perren and J.M. PerrenGreat Britain, Switzerland
Weisshorn14,7804505Valais Alps, Switzerland19 Aug 1861British physicist John Tyndall (1820 – 1893) and swiss guides Johann Joseph Brennen and Ulrich WengerGreat Britain, Switzerland
Täschhorn14,7344491Valais Alps, Switzerland & Italy30 Jul 1862Reverend John Llewelyn-Davies and Reverend J. W. Hayward with Stefan and Johann Zumtaugwald and Peter-Josef SummermatterGreat Britain, Switzerland
Matterhorn, Monte Cervino14,6924478Pennine Alps, Switzerland & Italy14 Jul 1865Englishman Edward Whymper (1840 – 1911) and porters Peter Taugwalder and son, also Peter, survived the ascent. On the descent the Englishmen Charles Hudson (1828), Douglas Robert Hadow (1846), Lord Francis Douglas (1847) and French guide Michel Auguste Croz (1828) all died.Great Britain, France
Finsteraarhorn13,9344247Bernese Alps, Switzerland16 Aug 1812Jakob Leuthold and Johann Währen or Arnold Abbühl, Joseph Bortis and Alois Volker, this is some disputeSwitzerland
Grandes Jorasses13,8064208Graian Alps, France & Italy30 Jun 1868Englishman Horace Walker and Swiss guides Melchior Anderegg, Julien Grange and Johann JaunGreat Britain, Switzerland
Alphubel13,7994206Valais Alps, Switzerland9 Aug 1860Sir Leslie Stephen, KCB (1832 – 1904) and Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff (1825 – 1882) with Swiss guides Melchior Anderegg and Peter PerrenGreat Britain, Switzerland
Aletschhorn13,7574193Valais Alps, Switzerland18 Jun 1859Englishman Francis Fox Tuckett FRGS (1834 – 1913) with Swiss guides Johann Joseph Bennen, Peter Bohren and V. TairrazGreat Britain, Switzerland
Strahlhorn13,7474190Valais Alps, Switzerland15 Aug 1854Christoph Smyth, Ulrich Lauener, Edmand J. Grenville and Franz-Joseph AndenmattenSwitzerland
Jungfrau13,6424158Bernese Alps, Switzerland3 Aug 1811Swiss brothers Hieronymus Meyer, Johann-Rudolf Meyer and swiss hunters Joseph Bortis and Alois Volken,Switzerland
Aiguille Verte13,5244122Graian Alps, Mont Blanc massif, France29 Jun 1865Englishman Edward Whymper (1840 – 1911) and Swiss guides Christian Almer (1826 – 1898) and Franz BinerGreat Britain, Switzerland
Barre des Ecrins13,4584102Dauphiné Alps, France25 Jun 1864Englishmen Horace Walker (1838 – 1908), Edward Whymper (1840 – 1911) and Adolphus Warburton Moore (1841 – 1887) along with french guide Michel Auguste Croz (1828 – 1865) and swiss guide Christian Almer (1826 – 1898)Great Britain, Switzerland, France
Mönch13,4484099Bernese Alps, Switzerland15 Aug 1857Swiss guide Christian Almer (1826 – 1898), Christian Kaufmann, Ullrich Kaufmann and Sigismund PorgesSwitzerland
Grand Paradiso13,3234061Graian Alps, Valle d’Aosta, Italy4 Sep 1860John Jeremy Cowell, W. Dundas and french guide Michel-Clément Payot (1840 – 1922) and Jean TairrazGreat Britain, France
Piz Bernina13,2814048Eastern Alps, Switzerland13 Sep 1850Swiss Johann Wilhelm Coaz (1822 – 1918) assisted by brothers Jon and Lorenz Ragut TscharnerSwitzerland
Piz Zupò13,1103996Eastern Alps, Switzerland & Italy9 Jul 1863Teacher L. Enderlin, pastor Otto Serardy and a hunter named PadruttSwitzerland

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2 responses to “Highest Mountains in Europe”

  1. JC says:

    Thanks Ioseb, we’ve updated the list to reflect the Shkhara and Kazbek (not Kazbeg) mountains span the Russia Georgia border.

  2. Ioseb Dzamukashvili says:

    Are u stupid??? Shkhara and Kazbeg are in Georgia not Russia!

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