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.
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.
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.
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 height does the highest peak of Rysy have?
2473 m above sea level
2499 m above sea level
2503 m above sea level
2518 m above sea level
Rysy is a mountain in the coat of arms of the High Tatras with three peaks: the middle at 2,503 m (8,212 ft); the north-western at 2,499 m (8,199 ft); and the south-eastern at 2,473 m (8,114 ft). The north-western summit is the highest point of Poland and belongs to Crown of Polish Mountains; the other two summits are on the Slovak side of the border.
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
The largest active volcano and the highest peak in Iceland is...?
Öræfajökull is the largest active volcano in the country, and on the summit crater's north-western rim is Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest peak in Iceland at 2,110 metres (6,920 ft). Geographically, Öræfajökull is considered part of Vatnajökull, and the area covered by glacier is within the boundary of Vatnajökull National Park.
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.