10 most difficult mountains riddlesMountains quiz
What is the highest point of the mainland USA?
Mt. St. Helens
Denali (Mt. McKinley)
Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in California, as well as the highest summit in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada—with an elevation of 14,505 feet
Which of these countries has the highest mountain?
Musala is the highest peak in the entire Balkan Peninsula, standing at 2,925 m (9,596 ft). The summit of the Rila mountain range in southwestern Bulgaria, Musala is the highest peak between the Alps and the Caucasus and the highest in Eastern Europe bar the Caucasus. With a prominence of 2473 m, Musala is the 7th most prominent mountain peak in Europe.
What is the literal meaning of the name Gibraltar?
The Altar of Gods
The Pillars of Hercules
The Gate of Tartarus
The Mountain of Tariq
The name "Gibraltar" is the Spanish derivation of the Arabic name Jabal Ṭariq, meaning "Mountain of Ṭariq". Following a raid in 710, a predominately Berber army under the command of Tariq ibn Ziyad crossed from North Africa in April 711 and landed somewhere in the vicinity of Gibraltar (though most likely not in the bay or at the Rock itself). Tariq's expedition led to the Islamic conquest of most of the Iberian peninsula.
What is the highest peak of the Balkans?
Musala (2,925 m) is the highest peak in Bulgaria and entire Balkan Peninsula. Olympus (2,918 m) is the highest peak in Greece and the 2nd highest in the Balkans. Triglav (2,864 m) and Korab (2,764 m) are the highest peaks in Slovenia and Macedonia, respectively, but they are not the 3rd and the 4th highest peaks in the Balkans.
In Chinese mythology, which mountain chain was believed to be a Taoist paradise?
The first to visit this paradise was, according to the legends, King Mu of the Zhou Dynasty. He supposedly discovered there the Jade Palace of the Yellow Emperor, the mythical originator of Chinese culture, and met Hsi Wang Mu, the 'Spirit Mother of the West', who was the object of an ancient religious cult which reached its peak in the Han Dynasty, and also had her mythical abode in these mountains.
What is the name of the second highest peak in the Himalayas?
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
Where is Reinhold Messner from? (known climber)
Reinhold Messner is an Italian mountaineer, from the 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.
"World’s Deadliest Mountain" is ...
The Annapurna peaks are among the world's most dangerous mountains to climb, although in more recent history, using only figures from 1990 and after, Kangchenjunga has a higher fatality rate. By March 2012, there had been 191 summit ascents of Annapurna I Main, and 61 climbing fatalities on the mountain. This fatality-to-summit ratio (32%) is the highest of any of the eight-thousanders. On October 2014, at least 43 people were killed as a result of snowstorms and avalanches on and around Annapurna, in the Nepal's worst ever trekking disaster.
Where is the world's longest glacier outside of the polar regions located?
The Fedchenko Glacier is a large glacier in the Yazgulem Range, Pamir Mountains, Tajikistan. The glacier is long and narrow, currently extending for 77 kilometres, and covering over 700 km2. The maximum thickness of the glacier is 1,000 metres , and the volume of the Fedchenko and its dozens of tributaries is estimated at 144 cubic kilometres.