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Highest mountain in Europe?

Postby mtnpainter » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:37 am

Forgive me if this is a stupid question, but could you tell me which is the highest mountain in Europe, or how might I find this out for myself?

Thanks and have a great weekend!
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Postby Corax » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:11 am

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Postby tommi » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:18 am

Interesting Question and not stupid.
There are two opinions, the first is that The Mont Blanc is the highest, the second opinion is the Elbrus.
The Elbrus is on the european site of the Caucasus and so its the highest Mountain.
And so the Mont blanc is still the highest in the Alps.
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Postby mtnpainter » Sat Oct 21, 2006 11:30 am

Wow, that was a really fast response, thanks very much! Fyi, this is for a painting project about tall mountains - good to know about Mont Blanc.

Have a great weekend, you've been a great help!
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Postby Corax » Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:02 pm

There's a little bit of info on the Caucasus page.

The general opinion is that Elbrus is the highest in Europe.

Elbrus is the one that counts if you're chasing the Seven Summits.
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Postby mtnpainter » Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:14 pm

Corax wrote:There's a little bit of info on the Caucasus page.

The general opinion is that Elbrus is the highest in Europe.

Elbrus is the one that counts if you're chasing the Seven Summits.


Thanks again! And I appreciate the link - will go and check it out!

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Postby Charles » Mon Oct 23, 2006 8:38 am

Mont Blanc, because I´ve been up that one and not Elberus!! :wink:
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Postby Sebastian Hamm » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:10 am

The border of Europe is Ural-Range - Ural-River - Caspian Sea - Black Sea - Bosporus - Marmara Sea - Dardanellen

Elbrus is between Caspian Sea and Black Sea. This part of the border is heavy under discussion. One experts say that the border ist the caucasus range and Elbrus. Other say that the border is Manytsch-valley northwards.

It isn´t possible to get a clear answer, because the eurasian border was changed many times and it will be changed one day again.

We couldn´t give a clear answer of this question with our secondary knowledge. But the main opinion in mountaineering is that Elbrus is the highest. Some years ago it was different.

Climb both! And if you want to create a list with the highest peaks of the continents you have to mention both with the advice of the unclear border situation.

It is not the question if the whole western old sovjet-part is in europe or not, it is only the question of where is the border between Black Sea and Caspian Sea. There is the border, on Mount Elbrus or northwards.

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Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:36 am

It is Elbrus IMO, Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in Western Europe
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Postby gabriele » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:52 am

I've climbed M.Blanc along 4 different routes : but NOT because its height, because its beauty :)
why take care about height, highpoints etc ?
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Postby Diego Sahagún » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:58 am

Success begging :wink:
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Postby gabriele » Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:00 pm

Diego Sahagún wrote:Success begging :wink:

in this case I should put some hundreds of summit logs :lol:
PS : I haven't climbed the N face of Dent Blanche :lol:
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Further northern European than Mont Blanc?

Postby Mermaideyes2 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:49 am

Work often takes me to Europe (Brussels, London, Copenhagen) and I would love information related to challenges further north than Mont Blanc. Any suggestions or TR link to view?

mermaideyes2@gmail.com

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