Top 10 Himalayas facts Selected as the most interesting among alpinism related questions in Alpinism quiz Where does the name K2 come from?Name of the Karakoram Range. The name K2 is derived from the notation used by the Great Trigonometric Survey. Thomas Montgomerie numbered the most prominent peaks of Kararkoram K1 to K35. Next, these were replaced by local names, but K2 appeared not to have acquired a local name, possibly due to its remoteness.Created by: globalquiz.orgclimbing facts » At what temperature does water boil at the top of Mt Everest?68°C (154.4°F). The boiling point of water depends on the pressure. On top of Mount Everest, the pressure is about 260 mbar (26.39 kPa) and the boiling point of water is 69 °C. (156.2 °F). In contrast, water can still remain liquid near deep hydrothermal vents, even if the temperature is very high.Created by: globalquiz.orgalpinism facts » Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to climb Mt Everest. But which of them was the first to step on the summit?It is not known. After the success, journalists were persistently repeating the question which of the two men had the right to the glory of being the first one, and who was merely the second, the follower. Colonel Hunt, the expedition leader, declared, "They reached it together, as a team."Created by: Daisuke KodamaNepal facts » What is the meaning of "Druk Jul", the official name of Bhutan?The country of dragon. The dragon (druk) is the symbol of Bhutan. "The kingdom of dragon" is the title of anthem, the king is called "The Dragon king".Created by: Katarzyna Dąbrowskadragons facts » K2 lies on the border of ...China and Pakistan. K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest,It is on the border between China and Pakistan. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. It has the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. With around 300 successful summits and 77 fatalities, about one person dies on the mountain for every four who summit.Created by: Tschukaborders facts » At the borders of which countries lies Mount Everest?Nepal and China. Mount Everest, known in Nepali as Sagarmāthā and in Tibetan as Chomolungma, is Earth's highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across its summit point. Created by: Tschukamountains facts » In which country was that photo taken?China. The Potala Palace in Lhasa, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India, during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. Today, the Potala Palace is a museum.Created by: globalquiz.orgTibet facts » Which of the highest peaks of the world has never been climbed during winter?K2 is the second highest mountain in the world, after Mount Everest, at 8,611 metres above sea level. K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the extreme difficulty of ascent. It has the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders and has never been climbed during winter.Created by: Ninjaigeography facts » Where is Reinhold Messner from? (known climber)From Italy. Reinhold Messner is an Italian mountaineer, from Italian province of South Tyrol. He made the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen, along with Peter Habeler, and was the first climber to ascend all fourteen peaks over 8,000 metres (26,000 ft) above sea level. Created by: Tschukaculture facts » What is the name of the second highest peak in the Himalayas?Kangchenjunga. Mount Kangchenjunga lies about 125 km (78 mi) east-south-east of Mount Everest. It is the second highest mountain of the Himalayas. Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world, and lies partly in Nepal and partly in Sikkim, India. It rises with an elevation of 8,586 m (28,169 ft) in a section of the Himalayas called Kangchenjunga Created by: Tschukarecords facts » Play alpinism quiz and see all the questions.