Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet

Now we purpose you to go through our little quiz about the highest places on the planet. Even if only few people can go there and contemplate the beauty of our nature from the top, imagining their travel is also great! Let’s go.

1. The highest peak on the planet is Everest. An English surname. But what name (s) did it originally have?

A Sagarmatha.

B Gasherbrum.

C Kanchanfanga.

D Chomolungma.

2. Before the victorious ascension of Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay in 1953, others had tried their luck on Everest …

A David Roberts and Conrad Anker.

B George Mallory and Andrew Irvine.

C Fritz Luchsinger and Ernst Reiss.

D Reinhold Messner.

3. What was the nationality of the person who made the first expedition to have conquered a summit of more than 8,000 meters (in 1950)?

A British

B Austrian

C Italian

D French

4. And what was the summit in the third question, exactly 8,091 meters high?

A Annapurna

B The K2

C Le Lhotse

D The Makalu

5 How many peaks are over 8,000 meters?

A 8.

B 10.

C 14.

6. And the country that can claim the most summits is …

A Pakistan

B China

C Nepal

D India

7. Achille Compagnoni and Lino Lacedelli distinguished themselves in the very difficult ascent of…

A Broad Peak.

B Nanga Parbat.

C K2.

D Manaslu.

8. They climbed all the summits over 8,000 meters. But among them, one did not:

A Reinhold Messner

B Jerzy Kukuczka

C Erhard Loretan

D Jon Krakauer.

9. Your GPS indicates 27 ° 57 ’42’ ’north, 86 ° 56’ 00 ’’. No mistake, you’re on …

A Everest

B Mont Blanc

C The premises of Libé

D The Lhotse

10. A final one. The most famous words in mountaineering are certainly …

A “We are finally here” (Edmund Hillary).

B “Because he is here” (George Mallory).

C “I will return” (Maurice Herzog).

D “Again, Lino?” (Achille Compagnoni).

Answers:

1. A and D;

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
Sagarmatha
Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
Chomolungma

2. B;

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
George Mallory and Andrew Irvine

3. D (Louis Lachenal and Maurice Herzog);

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
Louis Lachenal and Maurice Herzog

4. A;

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
Annapurna

5. C;

6. B (9 summits, one more than Nepal);

7. C;

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
K2

8. D;

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
Jon Krakauer

9. D;

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
The Lhotse

10. B (In response to reporters who asked him why climb Everest).

Quiz! All about the highest peaks on the planet
“Again, Lino?” (Achille Compagnoni)

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