Geography Quiz / Mount Everest: The Facts

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How many of these facts do you know about the world's highest mountain?

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Altitude:
a) 8848 m (29,029 ft)
b) 8894 m (29,180 ft)
c) 8910 m (29,232 ft)
Country on the South side
Country on the North side
Alternative name
Number of faces: a) 1 b) 2 c) 3
Highest neighbouring peak
Year that the world discovered it was the highest mountain: a) 1826 b) 1856 c) 1876
Occupation of George Everest:
a) Mountaineer b) Surveyor and geographer
c) General
 
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Year of the first summit attempt:
a) 1892 b) 1911 c) 1922
Number of routes to the peak: a) 5 b) 9 c) 18
Number of camps on the more frequently used South Col Route:
a) 4 b) 5 c) 6
What must a climber do for about a month before making a summit attempt?
What type of deadly terrain must a climber walk through leaving South Base Camp?
Name of the zone above 8'000 m
Fraction of available oxygen at the summit compared to sea level:
a) 10 % b) 33 % c) 50 %
Average wind chill temperature at the summit during the May summit window:
a) -70 °C (-94 F)
b) -53 °C (-63.4 F)
c) -26°C (-14.8 F)
Which air current blows across its summit most of the year, reducing the climbing window?
Average cost per person per expedition:
a) 10'000 USD b) 20'000 USD c) 45'000 USD
Total number of people who have climbed to the peak as of the end of 2015:
a) 2129 b) 4093 c) 6112
Average weight loss during expedition:
a) 3 kg b) 7 kg c) 15 kg
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Year of the first official successful ascent
First confirmed person to reach the summit (New Zealand)
First confirmed person to reach the summit (Nepal)
First woman to reach the summit (Japan)
Year of the first ascent without supplemental oxygen: a) 1961 b) 1978 c) 1984
First person to reach the summit without supplemental oxygen (Italy)
First person to reach the summit without supplemental oxygen (Austria)
Age of the oldest person to climb it:
a) 70 b) 75 c) 80
Age of the youngest person to climb it:
a) 13 b) 15 c) 17
Most number of times to reach the summit:
a) 12 b) 16 c) 21
Fastest ascent from Everest South Base Camp (With Supplemental Oxygen):
a) 5h32 b) 8h10 c) 11h50
Fastest ascent from Everest South Base Camp (Without Supplemental Oxygen):
a) 16h20 b) 20h24 c) 25h45
Longest stay on the summit:
a) 5h b) 14h c) 21h
 
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Name one of the leading causes of death other than altitude sickness
Name one of two organs affected by altitude sickness soon before death
Deadliest part of the climb:
a) Ascent b) Descent
Average death rate: a) 4 % b) 10 % c) 16%
Deadliest year: a) 1954 b) 1996 c) 2015
Total number of deaths as of the end of 2015:
a) 282 b) 350 c) 432

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