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We’re trying to climb the highest mountain in every country on Earth. Scroll down for full country list, with trip reports and pictures for 95 country highpoints climbed so far*.

Updates: On July 23, 2016, with an ascent of Russia’s Mt Elbrus, Eric finished climbing the highest mountain in all European countries. On June 11th, 2015, with our ascent of Cuba’s Pico Turquino, we became the first people in the world to climb the highest mountain in all 23 North American countries. Read the writeup in the MIT Tech Newspaper, and our own  press release.

Europe

 North America

 South America

Argentina

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Colombia

Ecuador

Guyana

Paraguay

Peru

Suriname

Uruguay

Venezuela

 Asia

Afghanistan

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Bangladesh

Bhutan

Brunei

Cambodia

China

East Timor

Georgia

India

Indonesia

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Japan

Jordan

Kazakhstan

Korea, North

Korea, South

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan
Laos

Lebanon

Malaysia

Maldives

Mongolia

Myanmar

Nepal

Oman

Pakistan

Palestine

Philippines

Qatar

Saudi Arabia

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Syria

Tajikistan

Thailand

Turkey

Turkmenistan

United Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vietman

Yemen

 Africa

Algeria

Angola

Benin

Botswana

Burkina Faso

Burundi

Cameroon

Cape Verde

Central African Rep

Chad

Comoros

Congo

Cote d’Ivoire

Dem Rep of Congo

Djibouti

Egypt

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Ethiopia

Gabon

Gambia

Ghana

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau

Kenya

Lesotho

Liberia

Libya

Madagascar

Malawi

Mali

Mauritania

Mauritius

Morocco

Mozambique

Namibia

Niger

Nigeria

Rwanda

São Tomé & Principe

Senegal

Seychelles

Sierra Leone

Somalia

South Africa

South Sudan

Sudan

Swaziland

Tanzania

Togo

Tunisia

Uganda

Zambia

Zimbabwe

 Oceania

Australia

Fiji

Kiribati

Marshall Islands

Micronesia

Nauru

New Zealand

Palau

Papua New Guinea

Samoa

Solomon Islands

Tonga

Tuvalu

Vanuatu

Last update: September 2016

We define countries as UN member and observer states. Kosovo is the only exception. Its independence is recognized by most UN members and it is expected to soon become a full member, and we thus include it in our list.

We define the highpoint as the highest natural point on any land owned by the country excluding foreign embassies. (So, for instance, the highpoint of the Netherlands is Mt Scenery on Saba Island in the Caribbean).

We define the country’s continent as the continent the country capital is located in. (So, for instance, this puts Turkey in Asia).

*Of the 94 highpoints climbed, on four of them we got to the highest legal point (Cyprus, South Korea, Oman, and Bahrain) and not the true highest ground.  We’ll have to go back and find a way to the true highest ground in the future.

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