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27 Peaks in 77 Days

By Talyn Williams
23, May, 2018

Jarda Zaoral is off on an adventure to climb the highest peak in every European Country

Jarda Zaoral

After moving from his home in the Czeck Republic to study in Sweden in 2012 and buying his first DSLR camera, Jarda Zaoral found a true passion for adventure and hasn't looked back since. Rarely found without his camera, Jarda has travelled to and around 55 countries and is now ready for a new challenge!

 

Starting with Halti (1,324m) in Northern Finland, Jarda will make his way through Europe, scaling every country's highest peak, until he reaches Ta' Dmejrek (253m) in Malta after 77 days. To keep things even more interesting, Jarda won't be just hiking up each of the peaks, some will be ridden, some hiked and some climbed, making it a real multi-activity challenge. The Alpkit Foundation couldn't think of a better trip to be supporting, all to raise the profile of a healthy outdoor lifestyle and get more people going nice places and doing good things. You can see the total list of peaks below:

EU Peak Challenge
Country Peak Height To The Top
Estonia Suur Munamägi 318m Biking
Latvia Gaiziņkalns 311m Biking
Lithuania Aukštojas Hill 294m Biking
Denmark Møllehøj 171m Biking
Netherlands Vaalserberg 321m Biking
Belgium Signal de Botrange 694m Biking
Luxembourg Kneiff 560m Biking
Czech Republic Sněžka 1602m Biking
Poland Rysy 2,499m Hiking
Slovakia Gerlachovský štít 2,655m Climbing
Hungary Kékes 1,014m Biking
Romania Moldoveanu Peak 2,544m Hiking
Bulgaria Musala 2,925m Hiking
Greece Olympus 2,919m Hiking
Cyprus Olympus 1,952m Hiking
Malta Ta’ Dmejrek 253m Biking
Portugal Serra da Estrela 1,993m Hiking
Spain Mulhacen 3,479m Hiking
Ireland Carrauntoohil 1,041m Hiking
UK Ben Nevis 1,344m Hiking
Croatia Dinara 1,831m Hiking
Slovenia Triglav 2,864m Hiking
Austria Grossglockner 3,798m Climbing
Germany Zugspitze 2,962m Hiking
France/Italy Mount Blanc 4,810m Climbing
Finland Halti 1,324m Hiking
Sweden Kebnekaise 2,104m Hiking
 
 
 
Check out the video for Jarda's grand plans!

 

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