About 100countryhighpoints

I'm Lee Humphries, A British adventurer aiming to stand on the highest point of 100 countries around the world. Including the highest points in Africa, Europe and South America.

Saint Vincent, La Soufriere – 1234m

After already successfully standing on the highest point of Barbados, The next stop on this multi-country high point Caribbean adventure was Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to climb their countries highest mountain, La Soufriere. I flew the short distance from Barbados to Saint Vincent on LIAT, only taking around 45 minutes. Once I had landed and gone through the usual landing card and passport control routine, I bypassed the baggage carousel with my hand luggage, headed through customs and into the small arrivals area where my Airbnb host was already waiting. I walked over and introduced myself as I had recognised her photo from the Airbnb website. We were soon on our way making the short drive to her nearby home via a local shop where I picked up some food and drink in preparation for the climb the following day.

Barbados, Mount Hillaby – 340m

I was a little apprehensive when heading back to the Caribbean after the way my previous country high points trip had unravelled a few months earlier. That time while in Aruba and Curacao I had 5 cancelled flights in 5 days with InselAir the only airline who flew to my next destination of Sint Maarten at the time. With the flight from there too now missed by the delay, I had little option but to abandon my trip, losing a great deal of money in the process. I know delays and cancelled flights are quite common in the Caribbean but this time I knew I wouldn’t have to just rely on one sole airline if any problems arose. So I booked the same as I always have done giving enough time for any of the usual unforeseen events.

Curacao, Sint Christoffelberg – 372m

I arrived in Curacao a day later than planned due to my flight with InselAir from Aruba being cancelled the day before. I had already contacted the guest house while still in Aruba asking them to hold the room for me as I would still be travelling albeit just to stay there for the evening before flying onto St Maarten.

Aruba, Jamanota – 188m

My first country high point in the Americas and the first of a planned 9 day 5 Country high point adventure. I flew from Birmingham to Amsterdam where I had a comfortable sleep in the airport by remaining air-side on arrival (Several mice running around despite being on the second floor) followed by a Tui flight from Amsterdam to Aruba with a short layover in Bonaire en route the following morning.

Ukraine, Gora Goverla – 2061m

As with the majority of my potential high points, I’m always on the lookout for cheap flights to nearby airports which can potentially lower the cost of my trip considerably compared to having a preplanned list of specific high points to climb per year. Therefore the flight price usually dictates where I climb and travel to next.

Sweden, Kebnekaise – 2106m

Sweden’s highest point Kebnekaise lies in the very north of the country inside the Arctic circle. During the summer months the sun doesn’t go down leading to 24 hours of daylight. During the winter months the sun doesn’t rise meaning 24 hours of darkness.

Liechtenstein, Grauspitz – 2599m

Despite Liechtenstein being one of the smallest countries in the world (25km x 12km), It’s the highest point Grauspitz is not what you would probably expect! It’s a stunning 2599m tall mountain with very impressive ridges and steep cliffs.

Kosovo, Rudoka – 2658m

Since starting my 100 country high points project I had simply assumed along with many others that Djeravica (2656m) was the highest point in Kosovo. This claim was backed up by the majority of websites and high point lists available on the internet. That was until I saw details regarding a mountain on the border with Macedonia claiming to be the new highest point of the Republic of Kosovo. This was very intriguing news indeed and my position was simple, this needed researching in a lot greater detail.