Mount Everest is the world's tallest mountain, rising 29,035 feet (8,850 meters) above sea level. The Nepalese call it Sagarmatha, "goddess of the sky," and the Tibetans living north of the mountain called it Chomolungma, or "mother goddess of the world." Take this quiz to learn more about climbing Mount Everest.
How high is the world's tallest mountain?
How many people have succeeded in climbing Mount Everest so far?
fewer than 1,000
1,000 - 2,000
more than 2,000
How many people have died while attempting to climb Mount Everest?
Who said the famous words, "Because it is there"?
Sir Edmund Hillary
Sir Ernest Shackleton
What do the people of Nepal call Mount Everest?
What name did the British surveyors have for Mount Everest in the mid-19th century?
Which among these is a form of altitude sickness?
In which year was the body of famous climber George Mallory, who died in 1924, found?
What type of mountains are the Himalayas?
Age-wise, what type of mountains are the Himalayas?
young mountain chain
old mountain chain
ancient mountain chain
The Himalayas are still growing. How much are they growing each year?
8 - 12 centimeters per year
2 - 6 centimeters per year
15 - 18 centimeters per year
In which year did someone finally reached the summit of Mount Everest?
Who was the first American to reach the top of Mount Everest?
Who was first woman to reach to the top of Mount Everest?
Who was first blind person to reach the top of Mount Everest?
Jorge Luis Borges
What is the average cost of a fully guided journey up Mount Everest from the south face?
What are Nepalese hired as guides and porters popularly known as?
What is the ideal time of the year to attempt to climb Mount Everest?
October - December
April - May
How much time does an attempt to climb Mount Everest usually take?
What are the tallest mountains on each continent collectively known as?