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Famous Climbers


  1. Which New Zealander reached the summit of Mount Everest on 29 May 1953?
  2. Name the Sherpa that became a household name after conquering Mount Everest in 1953?
  3. Which English actor, presenter and mountaineer was nicknamed "Big Yeti" on an Everest expedition in 1993?

  4. Which mountaineer climbed The Old Man of Hoy in Scotland to mark his 80th birthday in 2014?
  5. Which poet climbed to the summit of Ben Nevis in 1818, describing his journey as "mounting 10 St Paul’s without the convenience of a staircase"?
  6. Which Japanese piano teacher became the first woman to climb Everest in 1975?
  7. Englishman Edward Whymper is best known for the first ascent of which mountain in 1865?
  8. On 16 May 1998, which now household name achieved his childhood dream of climbing to the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 23?
  9. Hans Meyer became the first person to climb which mountain in 1889?
  10. Which British explorer and mountaineer went missing on an expedition to Mount Everest in 1924? His body was discovered on Mount Everest in 1999.
  11. Which American rock climber rose to prominence in 2017 when he became the first person to free solo El Capitan in Yosemite National Park?


  1. Sir Edmund Hillary
  2. Tenzing Norgay
  3. Brian Blessed
  4. Chris Bonington
  5. John Keats
  6. Junko Tabei
  7. Matterhorn
  8. Bear Grylls
  9. Kilimanjaro
  10. George Mallory
  11. Alex Honnold