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|John Climber||Re: Liechtenstein High Point|
|I missed that. I'll create a photo link to it (like the others).Thanks!|
|Posted Oct 6, 2006 6:33 am|
|Proterra||A few remarks|
|Overall a very good list, although you've made a few minor geographical errors considering the exact border of Europe.|
Converntion usually outlines Europe as follows: Mid-Atlantic ridge to strait of Gibraltar following the 36th parallel, through the Mediterranean, Aegean and Marmara basin up to the Bosphorus. It then follows the Black sea up to the Caucasus watershed, which it follows to the Caspian sea. North of the Caspian Sea, the tradional boundary of Europe follows the Ural river, up to the Ural watershed which it follows up to the Arctic Ocean. Physically, Novaja Zemlja, Franz Josef Land, the Azores and Ísland would be on the border of Europe and Asia, or respectively, Europe and North America, but in convention these four archipelagos are considered to be part of Europe.
This would mean the following:
-The HP of Portugal becomes Ponta do Pico in the Azores
-Both Cyprus and Armenia disappear from the list, as the both aren't in Europe.
-Neither is Georgia and Azerbaijan for more than 80%, but their HP's are on the Caucasus crest, which marks the border of Europe and Asia
-There is a need for a new HP of Kazakhstan in here, because 11% of Kazakh territory lies within Europe. (west of the R. Ural)
Another definition is to use the political defintion of "Europe", which is used by the Council of Europe, which is a lot easier.
In this case, the changes would be:
-Portugal: Ponta do Pico
-Spain: Pico de Teide
-Cyprus and Armenia can stay.
-Kazakhstan: Khan Tengri (I know it doesn't sound right, you might want to leave Kazakhstan out all together)
|Posted Jan 15, 2007 1:37 pm|
|John Climber||Re: A few remarks|
I will update this page soon attending part of your remarks. At the moment I am a little bit busy with some other bussines. Be patient and thanks your these remarks.
|Posted Feb 8, 2007 3:39 pm|
|rpace||Great idea! But...|
|This is a very informative list! However, I agree with "jck" that links to the SP pages of each HP would be a considerable improvement. Regardless, it is still a great idea!|
|Posted Jul 31, 2007 12:36 pm|
|John Climber||Re: Great idea! But...|
Thanks for your suggestions. I was already planning to make those links. I am only needing a little bit of time...and I will make those links. Thank you for your vote and comments.
|Posted Sep 12, 2007 9:08 am|
|There's one pic about Kékes in Hungary on SP here|
|Posted Jan 8, 2008 11:30 am|
|Great idea of a page but still needs some updates.|
I strongly support the suggestion made before - add links to the mountain pages on SP!
The highest point of Montenegro is actually not Bobotov Kuk but Kolac (Kolata) - I'm not sure if it's on the border with Albania or whole in Montenegro.
The highest point of Serbia - Djeravica - has a page that I made some time ago. It would be nice if you added those pages and some other missing ones as 'children' to your list (and I repeat myself - add links to the table! :-)
Kosovo recently declared independence from Serbia but it's all very controversial... The highest point of Serbia without Kosovo would be Midžor. But maybe we should wait with this issue on SP...
|Posted Feb 28, 2008 6:29 am|
|SzaniUherkovich||Re: Hola John,|
|Kosovo is already acknowledged by many countries, and also de facto it is independent|
|Posted Aug 30, 2009 2:00 pm|
|SzaniUherkovich||Mátra and Kékes|
|There is a SP page about Kékes - the highpoint of Hungary. I think you should update this list with it.|
|Posted Aug 30, 2009 1:58 pm|
|John Climber||Re: Mátra and Kékes|
I am currently updating the page of the Europe's highpoints with your suggestions and the others written in this tread.
Thank you for the information
|Posted Dec 23, 2009 2:05 pm|