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Mount Everest


  1. To the nearest thousand feet, what is the height of Mount Everest?
  2. The summit runs across the border of whch two countries?
  3. In which year was Everest first conquered? And which two explorers were the first to reach the summit?
  4. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in which mountain range?

  5. Which autonomous region is nicknamed the "Roof of the World" for its towering peaks which include Everest?
  6. Can you name the Japanese mountaineer who was the first woman to reach the top?
  7. Who is the first person to have his photo taken on the top of Everest?
  8. Which British climber was awarded a CBE in 1976 in recognition of his previous year's successful ascent of the mountain?
  9. The first two conquerors of Everest were from New Zealand and Nepal. However, which nation's flag was the first to be hoisted at the top of the mountain?
  10. In 2013 a record number of climbers successfully reached the top of Everest in a single year. How many was this: (a) 58, (b) 158, or (c) 658?
  11. Which actor-explorer has attempted to climb Mount Everest three times without supplemental oxygen and was nicknamed 'Big Yeti' by his Sherpas?
  12. Who uttered the famous quote, "Because it’s there," when asked why he wanted to climb Everest?


  1. 29,000 feet (29,035 feet (8,850 meters))
  2. Nepal and China
  3. 1953. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary.
  4. Himalayas
  5. Tibet
  6. Junko Tabei
  7. Tenzing Norgay (there is no photo of Hillary on the summit)
  8. Chris Bonington
  9. Flag of Great Britain (because the UK had financed the expedition)
  10. (c) 658
  11. Brian Blessed (Note: In May 1998, Bear Grylls (aged 23) achieved his dream of climbing to the top of Mount Everest.)
  12. George Mallory