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"Most quiz-takers can name the first person to have climbed Mount Everest, but can you name these other firsts on the top of some of the world's other famous summits?"
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Beginning in Europe (in its traditional boundaries), which duo managed the first documented ascent of Mont Blanc?
Michel Croz and Alexander Burgener
Horace and Lucy Walker
Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard
Melchior Anderegg and Leslie Stephen
On to South America. In 1897, the first documented ascent of Aconcagua was completed by the expedition of Edward FitzGerald, but one of the expedition's members arrived on the summit several days earlier than the others. What was his name?
Many people would call Kilimanjaro the highest peak of Africa, but this is slightly incorrect as the Kilimanjaro is actually a three-peaked volcano of which Kibo is the highest. Who managed the first ascent in 1889?
Karl Wien and GŁnther Dyhrenfurth
Andreas Hinterstoisser and Toni Kurz
Hans Mayer and Ludwig Purtscheller
Alexander and Thomas Huber
The first successful climb of Mt McKinley (or Denali as it is also called) happened in 1913 by an expedition led by which mountaineers? (Note that neither of these two was the first on the summit!)
Riccardo Cassin and Vittorio Ratti
David and Walter Orr Roberts
Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens
Naomi Uemura and Yasuko Namba
While many sources cite Mont Blanc as the highest peak in Europe, by current cartograpy, this honor actually falls to Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus range. The first expedition to reach its summit was led by Florence Crauford Grove. In which year did this expedition reach the summit?
We all know about Edmund Hillary and his 1953 conquest of Mount Everest, but what are the names of the two mountaineers who first managed this ascent using only ambient air, without any supplemental oxygen?
Pasang Lhamu Sherpa and Hristo Prodanov
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler
Joe Tasker and Peter Boardman
George Mallory and Scott Fisher
The highest peak of the fifth continent is also not agreed upon by all sources and depends on whether the continent is defined as Australia or Oceania. Going with the stricter "continental Australia" definition first, we have to look at Mount Kosciuszko. Who is credited with the first successful climb of this easiest of the "Seven Summits"?
Pawel Edmund Strzelecki
If we use the more expansive definition of the fifth continent, we have to look at Indonesia's Puncak Jaya (also known as Carstensz Pyramid). There is some controversy about which expedition (one of which dates to 1936, the other to 1962) reached the highest of its three peaks first. What is the reason for this?
Anton Colijn, the leader of the 1936 expedition, died just below the peak and his body was carried for the last meters.
The peak scaled by the 1936 expedition was the highest then but no longer is.
The summit photograph of the 1936 shows two people who were not mentioned in the expedition records.
The 1962 expedition found the summit marker of the 1936 one about fifty meters below the actual peak.
The last continent to look at is Antarctica. Its highest peak is the Vinson Massif (or Mount Vinson), less difficult by height and climbing technique than by the constantly adverse conditions. Who led the expedition that conquered it in 1966?
Lastly, how about someone who has conquered the highest points on all seven continents? I am not looking for the first person to have climbed them, but for the teenager who completed this series of expeditions at less than fifteen and a half years of age by reaching the Vinson summit on December 24, 2011. What is this young man's name?
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