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Tourist Information:-
     ├ľsterreich Werbung, Margaretenstra├če 1; Vienna 1040; Austria
     Tel: (+43)1-58-86-60;(+43)1-558-6620

Youth Hostels / Accommodation
     http://www.taponline.com/tap/travel/hostels/countrie/austria.html


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Belgium

The highest peak in Belgium is Botrange Peak - 694 m (2,277 ft). Situated in the soutern hills zone it is part of the Ardennes and Belgian Lorraine.


Belgian Alpine Club (BAC-CAB)
     The BAC-CAB (Belgische Alpen Club - Club Alpin Belge)
     is the UIAA affilliated organisation in Belgium.

Flemish Mountaineering Federation (VBF)
     Affiliated to the Austrian Alpine Federation (Osterreichische Alpenverrrein)
     and thus indirectly associated with the UIAA.

     http://alt-www.uia.ac.be/u/kdaout/assoc.html

"  Note: Both organisations are listed at the above URL. Between them, they control access to most of the climbing areas and huts in Belgium. Thanks to Kris D'Aout who helped unravel the mystery of the two parallel mountaineering organisations. Kris is the owner of "Climbing in Belgium" http://alt-www.uia.ac.be/u/kdaout/climbing.html


Tourist Information:-
     Vlaams Comissariaat-Generaal voor Toerisme (VCGT)
     Office de Promotion du Tourisme (OPT), Grasmarkt 61, Brussels 1000
     Tel: (+32)2-504-0300

Youth Hostels / Accommodation
     http://www.taponline.com/tap/travel/hostels/countrie/belgium.html


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Greece

The highest point in Greece is Mytikas - 2917 m (9,570 ft), a peak in the Olympus (Greek: Olimbos) mountain range. Mount Olympus, situated in northern Greece near the Aegean coast, was believed to have been the legendary seat of ancient Greek gods.


Greek Alpine Club (EOS)
     http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2252/gr_alpin.html

Tourist Information:-
     http://odysseas.com/

Youth Hostels / Accommodation
     http://www.taponline.com/tap/travel/hostels/countrie/greece.html


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Netherlands

The highest point in The Netherlands (meaning low-lands) is 321 m (1 053 ft) above sea level. What's possibly more interesting here is that approximately one-third of the country lies below sea level at high tide. Netherlanders do most of their climbing in nearby Belgium, and further abroad. The lowest point is 6.7 m (22 ft) below sea level.


Nederlandse Bergsport Vereniging (NBV)
     Van Aerssenstraat 178; 2582 JT Den Haag
     Tel. (0031)-70 - 3500991

Thanks to Taco Walstra, Amsterdam, who supplied the above information.

Tourist Information:-
     Nederlands Bureau voor Toerisme (NBT)
     Vlietweg 15, Leidschendam 2266KA, The Netherlands
     Tel:

Youth Hostels / Accommodation
     http://www.taponline.com/tap/travel/hostels/countrie/netherlands.html


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Norway

The highest peak in Norway is Galdhopiggen - 2469 m (8,100 ft). Situated in the Jotunheimen range in south central Norway.


Norwegian Alpine Club
     http://www.sn.no/~ntk/engelsk.html

Climbing Information:-
     www.stud.unit.no/~kristian/climb_guide_norway.html

Tourist Information:-
     http://www.oslonett.no/NTIN/NTIN.html

Youth Hostels / Accommodation
     http://www.taponline.com/tap/travel/hostels/countrie/norway.html


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Russia

The highest point in Russia (in the Georgian province) is Mt Elbrus (see Highest peak in Europe)


Russian Mountaineering Committee
     http://www.machaon.ru/risk

Thanks to Liana Darenskaya (Moscow State University), who supplied information on Russia; Liana maintains the "Risk" journal - Russian Mountaineering and climbing. http://www.machaon.ru/risk

Tourist Information:-
     Intourist - Mochovaja 13; Moscow 103009; Russian Federation

Youth Hostels / Accommodation
     http://www.taponline.com/tap/travel/hostels/countrie/russia.html


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Switzerland

The highest peak in Switzerland, the glaciated Dufourspitze - 4 634 m (15 203 ft) is part of the Alpine Range, which lies diagonally across the southern regions of Switzerland.


Swiss Alpine Club
     URL or address required....

Climbing Information:-
     http://www.xmit.ch/rue/www/

Tourist Information:-
     http://www.ethz.ch/swiss/Switzerland_Info.html

Youth Hostels / Accommodation
     http://www.taponline.com/tap/travel/hostels/countrie/switzerland.html


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The highest peak in Europe is Mt Elbrus
Well, that is, until the dispute, as to whether it is in Asia or not is settled. Should the "Mt Elbrus-is-in-Asia faction, win the argument, then Mont Blanc, in the Southern Alps, will become the highest Peak in Europe. In the meantime, let's climb them, and let the "politicians" have their own battles.

Situated in the northwestern Caucasus Mountains, on the border between Russia and Georgia, Mt Elbrus has two cones, the highest of which rises to 5 642 m (18 510 ft). An extinct volcano, its glaciers feed the Kuban, Malka, and Baksan rivers.


Austria " Belgium " Greece " Netherlands " Norway " Russia " Switzerland
Resources listed, include Major Mountaineering, Tourist and Hostelling Organisations. Also listed are the highest peaks and their conquerors, as well as, where available, links to Meteorological offices. Guidebooks and maps can be obtained from Mountain Book Services

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Austria

The highest peak in Austria is Grossglockner - 3797 m (12,457 ft). Situated in the southwest, it is part of the Alps.


Austrian Alpine Club (OEAV - Osterreichische Alpenverrrein)