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Tallest of the Tall
Mountains & Volcanoes
"Test your knowledge of the tallest of the mightiest mountains of the world."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Everybody knows that the tallest mountain in the world is Mt. Everest and it was first climbed by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. But this colossal mountain has other names, which of the following isn't one of them?
Mt. Godwin Austen, named for its first surveyor, is more commonly known by which name?
Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, was summited (reached the top) on May 25th, 1955, by a team lead by Charles Evans of England?
A couloir decorates the west face of Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, what is a couloir?
a massive glacier
a Tibetian graveyard
a vertical rock face
Makalu, the fifth highest mountain, was not climbed from the west face until which year?
The sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu, is also considered to be the safest to climb among the over 8 km peaks of the world?
Dhaulagiri, the seventh-highest peak in the world, means what?
pearl of the snow
goddess of the sky
In 1974, Manaslu, the eighth-highest peak was first climbed by an all-female team, making it the first ascent of over 8 km by a woman. Of what nationality were these pioneering women?
How many people were killed when Hermann Buhl first climbed Nanga Parbat, the ninth tallest peak in the world?
Annapurna, the tenth highest peak in the world, and the most dangerous, was the only one of the over 8 km peaks to be climbed before Mt. Everest?
The next top three peaks in the world (11th, 12th and 13th) are all part of the same massif. Which of the following peaks is not part of this massif?
Where is the tallest active volcano in the world?
How many of the world's mountains tower over 8 kilometers?
Which of the following climbers was the first to climb all of the over 8 km peaks?
Jerzy "Jurek" Kukuczka
Who was the first climber to reach the "Seven Summits", the highest mountain on each of the seven continents?
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