Europe is a homeland of many mountains. Most of the mountains in Europe have been climbed as the country is one of the most beautiful tourist sights in the world. People come to trekking and mountaineering every now and then in these mountains. Furthermore, there are only some places in Europe that have no mountains or very short peaks, like Belarus, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, and the Netherlands.
However, there are also places in Europe that have mountains that are unclimbed. In this article, we have written everything you need to know about these mountains; make sure to read till the end of this article to know more.
Maja e Thatë
Maja e Thatë is one of the highest unclimbed mountains in Europe. It is located in Albania. It lies at a height of 2,406 m (7,894 ft). One of the main reasons why this mountain has rarely been climbed is because of the difficult conditions. The mountain is almost fatal even for the mountaineers who seek to climb it through the surface level. More than the height of the mountain, it is the remoteness and complicated terrain that refrain mountaineers from climbing it. The peak lies inside the boundary of the massif of Kolata, which is in the easternmost part of the Albanian Alps (Accursed Mountains) range.
This mountain is a part of the Alpine Organic belt. This zone is especially popular for limestone monoclines and smaller anticlines. There is a major composition of Triassic dolomite and limestone formations in the Maja e Thatë. While the peak has yet not been climbed, it attracts tourists with the Cave of Haxhia, a Nature Monument of Albania, the hanging glacial valley of Kukaj, and the Norway spruce of Valbona located in the southern slopes of Maja e Thatë, near Valbonë village, the southwestern slopes of Maja e Thatë, and on the valley of Valbonë, between the villages of Rragam and Valbonë respectively.
Piz Badile is a mountain located in the Swiss Alps. This is one of the unclimbed or rarely climbed mountains in Europe. For popular mountaineers, the Piz Badile happens to be a very well-preferred destination. The most challenging part about this mountain is climbing it from the north face. At the same time, many mountaineers have attempted climbing the mountain, but given the fact that it is a highly preferred and convenient camping location, not many have been successful in summiting it.
Piz Badile is also known as one of the six great north faces of the Alps. The climb is a challenging part, and the remoteness of this peak also remains one of the reasons why no one has yet entirely summited the mountain.
Gora Dykh-Tau is a peak in Russia that has rarely been climbed due to many difficulties. The name of this mountain is derived from the Turkic “dik dagh,” meaning Jagged Mount. It is situated in Kabardino-Balkaria, Russia. It is a part of the Caucasus Mountains, Lateral Range. While the difficulties of climbing this mountain remain, there are several bivouac sites on this mountain that are well preferred and highly considered by even the most experienced mountaineers. Dykh-Tau has not climbed well even to this date, mostly because of the remoteness and extremely tough terrain.
Beerenberg is a peak that is situated on the island of Jan Mayen in the Arctic Ocean. This is one of the most active volcanoes in the northern part of the world. The weather conditions in Beerenberg are very extreme, and a lot of things in this place are beyond the control of the travelers. Hence, it is one of the toughest peaks to climb. Along with bad weather conditions, even the roads or trails of the mountain aren’t all that good or impressive from the standpoint of a mountaineer. Many find it risky to go to the fatal mountain, which is also an active volcano, hence leading it to be not summited and climbed very rarely.
Mount Ida is situated on the Crete island in Greece. The mountain is not the easiest to access for anyone. Hence, it remains unclimbed to this day. This is the significance of this mountain, as people believe there are holy spirits in the mountain. The sacred belief might also be a reason as to why summits are limited in the mountain in addition to its difficult terrains.