Best International Mountain Climbing Day Quiz by RNTalks
Is there anyone who does not love mountains? There are countless reasons to climb these lofty mountains, they create certain landscapes, and even alter the weather. enchanted by its beauty many people even summit them.
In addition to the oceans, mountains rise throughout the world. August 1 is celebrated every year as International Mountain Climbing Day.
The adventurous day was dedicated to honoring Bobby Matthews and his friend Josh Madigan, who successfully scaled the 46 high peaks of New York State’s Adirondack Mountains.
The two young men completed the 46th peak of the Adirondacks (Whiteface Mountain) on August 1, 2015, and were officially inducted into the “Adirondack 46er Club” in May of 2016. Take this Quiz and enhance your knowledge.
This is a timed quiz. You will be given 900 seconds to answer all questions. Are you ready?
How old is Mount Everest?
It is estimated that Mount Everest is 60 million years old. Sherpas and Tibetans also call her - “Chomolungma”, which means “Mother Goddess of the Earth.” Tibet, India, and Nepal are the countries visible from the summit.
Sherpa Pem Dorjee had climbed Mount Everest before, but it was his summit of the mountain with Moni Mulepati in 2005 that secured a place in history. What was special about their Everest ascent?
The couple had kept their marriage plans as a secret from their families and friends in case they weren’t both able to summit. They were on top of Everest for only ten minutes, which allowed for a brief ceremony and pictures; the couple later had a formal ceremony on ground. In addition to being married on top of Everest, their union was also symbolic since they were from different castes and ethnicities, something unusual in Nepal. Moni Mulepati is also the first woman from Nepal not descended from Sherpas to climb Everest.
What equipment is needed in a mountaineering expedition?
An ice axe, crampons, boots, a helmet, and a climbing pole are essential items for nearly all mountaineering climbs. For trips that take you onto glaciers, you require a rope, harness and crevasse rescue equipment etc to protect against crevasse falls.
On May 11, 2011, the famous mountain climber Apa Sherpa set a record for the most summits of Mount Everest by one climber. Two years later, another Sherpa, Phurba Tashi, tied that record. How many ascents did each make?
Both Apa Sherpa and Sherpa, Phurba Tashi climbed the Everest 21 times, equalising the achievements of each other, both of them have since retired. Kami broke record for set record of most summits on Mt. Everest in 2018.
In 2013, a record number of climbers summited Everest in one year. How many were there?
658 climbers. According to the Himalayan Database, 658 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest in 2013. There were 539 people from the south and 119 people from the north.
Nepal's native people are __________. Usually, they work as porters on Everest, and are known for being strong, hardy and good-natured. Often, they summit Everest without any supplementary oxygen! What is their name?
Sherpas have played a very significant role in Everest’s history. Tenzing Norgay was a Sherpa and one of the first two people to reach the summit of Everest in 1953. Having grown up at such a high altitude, most of these sherpas have never needed oxygen tanks to climb Everest, and still carry an enormous amount of gear!
David Breashears (Filmmaker and mountaineer) was the first American to summit Mount Everest multiple times. His ascents were even more amazing because of the equipment he carried with him. What was the first thing he did on top of Everest?
The first live video transmission from Everest was broadcast in 1983 by David Breashears. He had lugged his camera equipment right till the top. He accompanied Richard Bass to the top of Everest during Bass’s ascent of the Seven Summits in 1985 with his camera equipment later. The Emmy-award-winning Breashears have filmed numerous Himalayan-themed films, including “Seven Years in Tibet” and the IMAX film “Everest”.
When Kushang Sherpa, accomplished his “first”, he was an instructor at the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute. What was his first?
Kushang Sherpa fled his family when he was 14 to work as a sherpa on the Everest. He was the first in The World who summited Mount Everest from three sides. Two times from south col, two times from North col and once from difficult Khangsung face.
Arunima Sinha is an Indian mountain climber and sportswoman. What is so special about her?
After summiting the Mount Everest, Arunima Sinha’s next challenge was to climb all the seven highest peaks in all seven continents. She is World’s first female amputee to scale Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Elbrus, Mount Kosciusko, Mount Aconcagua, Carstensz Pyramid and Mount Vinson, she is also a seven-time Indian volleyball player. Sinha ascended the summit of Mount Everest at 10:55 am on May 21 2013
Mount Everest's elevation is generally accepted as established by the Survey of India is what?
29,028 feet is the correct answer. The height of Everest was always a controversy. Variations in snow levels, gravity deviations, and light refraction caused the controversy over the exact elevation of the summit. Survey of India established 29,028 feet (8,848 metres), plus or minus a fraction, between 1952 and 1954, and became widely accepted.
Which mountain has killed the most climbers?
Dwarfed only by Mount Everest, K2 is the world’s second-highest peak at 8,611 meters (28,250 feet), and it is one of the deadliest, killing one climber for every four who succeed in reaching its summit in spite of its steep rock faces, glacier climbs and devastatingly brutal weather.
What is the highest place on Earth?
With a height of 29,028 feet [8,848 meters], Mount Everest has the highest altitude above mean sea level. The peak of Mount Chimborazo is the farthest point on Earth from Earth's center.
In the 1970s, Miura Yuichiro gained fame for skiing down part of Everest for the first time. In addition to this feat, what else is he known for?
The oldest person to summit the Everest in 2003 was Yuichiro Miura, who was then 70 years old. But then, a decade later, on May 23, 2013 he beat his own record. Miura summited the mountain again at 80-years-old.
To get to Base Camp, on the South Route, you will have to trek across what glacier mass?
The Khumbu Glacier is a moraine which guards the south approach to Everest, while the Rongbuk Glacier guards the north approach.
When he was asked why he wanted to climb Everest, he said, “Because it’s there”? Who is the 'He' here?
Most people think the famous climbing phrase “because it is there” was first uttered by Edmund Hillary when he and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest in 1953. Not so. George Leigh Mallory, said it as he prepared to scale the world’s highest peak three decades earlier.
The Sherpa Pemba Dorje had set a world record for the fastest climb of Everest from Base Camp to the summit in 2004. What was his time like?
8 hours and 10 minutes is the correct answer. On November 28, the Supreme Court of Nepal officially invalidated Pemba Dorje Sherpa’s claim that, in 2004, he ascended Everest in 8 hours and 10 minutes, setting the fastest known time on the world’s highest peak, according to Nepalese media reports.
The first solo summit of Everest was made by which climber?
Alpine climber, explorer, and author Reinhold Andreas Messner hails from Italy. He made the 1st solo ascent of Mount Everest and the first ascent of Everest without supplemental oxygen, along with Peter Habeler. He was the 1st climber to summit all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level.
On May 22, 2010, one of the following people became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest. Who was it?
Jordan Romero is an American mountain climber who was 13 years old when he reached the summit of Mount Everest. Romero was accompanied by his father, his step-mother, and three Sherpas. The previous record for youngest Everest summiteer was held by Ming Kipa of Nepal, who was 15 when she reached the summit on May 22, 2003.
The first person to have a picture taken on the summit of Everest was who?
They had spent only about 15 minutes at the summit. Hillary took the famous photo of Norgay holding his ice-axe, but since Norgay had no experience of using a camera, Hillary’s ascent remained unrecorded. Norgay, in his autobiography, Man of Everest, states that when he offered to take Hillary’s photograph Hillary had declined.
What is the name of the world’s deadliest mountain?
The Annapurna mount in north-central Nepal, is widely believed to be one of the deadliest mountains in the world. Additionally, it is among the most challenging mountains to climb. With a height of 26,545 feet, it is the 10th highest peak on the planet. It is also well known for its sudden and frequent avalanches.
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