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  1. The first modern bungee jumps were made in 1979 by members of the Oxford University Dangerous Sports Club from which bridge?
  2. What does the 'u' stand for in the acronym "scuba"?
  3. What two word term describes the recreational sport of using a parachute to descend safely from fixed objects?
  4. The island of Big Major Cay in The Bahamas is visited by tourists wishing to swim with which animals?
  5. On 12 May 2003, French urban climber Alain Robert was paid to climb the Lloyd's building in London to promote the premiere of which movie on British TV?

  6. What reason did British mountaineer George Mallory give when asked why he wished to climb Mount Everest?
  7. Roughing It is a semi-autobiographical travel book by which American writer following his travels through the American West during the 1860s?
  8. Scenes for which 1972 adventure film were shot along the Chattooga River?
  9. What are the spikes on climbers boots often used on steep, icy terrain, traditionally called?
  10. American academic and explorer, Hiram Bingham III, rediscovered which Inca city with the guidance of local farmers?
  11. Which Norwegian adventurer is associated with the vessels 'Kon-Tiki', 'Ra' and 'Ra II'?
  12. Which New Zealand resort town in New Zealand is known as the adventure capital of the world?
  13. What term was first popularly used in the 1991 movie "Point Break" with regards to people who enjoy high-risk activities for the rush that accompanies them?
  14. Holme Pierrepont Country Park, the home of the National Water Sports Centre, is located in which English county?
  15. Which hiking trail in the Eastern United States is also called the A.T.?
  16. English mountaineer Edward Whymper was the first to climb which European mountain in 1865?
  17. Where would you go to walk one of the 214 Wainwrights?
  18. Who partnered Meriwether Lewis from 1804 to 1806 to lead an expedition to explore and map much of what is now the Western United States?
  19. What has been described as 'essentially a Tyrolean traverse that engages gravity to assist its speed of movement'?
  20. The BHPA oversees pilot and instructor training standards for which two recreational activities?
  21. According to the Guinness Book of World Records in 1984, who was the world's greatest living explorer?
  22. Which word derived from the German words meaning "to hike" and "pleasure" is the wish to travel far away and to many different places?
  23. On 16 May 2018, which English broadcaster, writer and adventurer climbed to the summit of Mount Everest?
  24. In July 2009, who was appointed as The Scout Association’s youngest-ever Chief Scout of the UK at the age of 35?
  25. Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to do what?
  26. A major hiking and climbing destination, Mount Kilimanjaro is in which African country?
  27. Which town is considered the UK's surfing capital?
  28. The first what opened at Pennant Hall near Llanrwst in North Wales in December 1930?
  29. American Robert Peary is best known for leading an expedition to be the first to do what?
  30. Which activity is called spelunking in the United States and Canada?


  1. Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol)
  2. Underwater (Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus)
  3. Base jumping
  4. Pigs
  5. Spider-Man
  6. Because it is there
  7. Mark Twain
  8. Deliverence
  9. Crampons
  10. Machu Picchu
  11. Thor Heyerdahl
  12. Queenstown
  13. Adrenaline junkie
  14. Nottinghamshire
  15. Appalachian Trail
  16. The Matterhorn
  17. Lake District, or Cumbria
  18. William Clark
  19. Zip-line
  20. Hang gliding and paragliding
  21. Ranulph Fiennes
  22. Wanderlust
  23. Ben Fogle
  24. Bear Grylls
  25. Swim the English Channel
  26. Tanzania
  27. Newquay, Cornwall
  28. Youth hostel
  29. Reach the ( geographic) North Pole
  30. Potholing, or caving