Go on a Hiking Adventure and We'll Tell You Which of the Seven Summits You Should Conquer!

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By: Steven Miller

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

First accomplished by Richard Bass on April 30, 1985, reaching the top of all seven of the highest peaks on each continent has become a favorite goal for mountaineering enthusiasts. These summits range from the well-known and challenging Mt. Everest in Asia at 29,029 feet above sea level, all the way to the relatively simple and lowest of these peaks, Mt. Kosciuszko in Australia at a mere 7,310 feet. With this wide range of heights and levels of difficulty, there's a pinnacle that's sure to fit your overall hiking style.

For example, if you're the kind of hiker who enjoys a challenge, but you'd prefer to stay relatively close to home on more familiar terrain, Denali should fit you nicely. The tallest peak in North America would require that you come prepared, packing all the safety essentials that would be necessary. You'll also have to be in pretty great shape, which would suggest that you enjoy taking on the trails rated on the more difficult side of the scale.

On the other hand, maybe you prefer to keep things a lot more mellow. If you love to hike in big groups and you prefer to walk trails that are more moderate but still lead to spectacular sights along the way, Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa should be an excellent fit for you.

Lace up your boots and let's hit the trail. We're about to find out what view from the top fits you just right.

How many miles do you hike per week?

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How regularly do you do multiple-day trips on the trail?

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How big is your hiking backpack?

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Do your fellow hikers ever say, "you're too intense for me"?

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How do you feel about a steep incline that shows up on the trail in front of you?

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How would you rate your physical condition?

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Do you have any trouble breathing?

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How much planning goes into your usual hike?

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Do you need a lot of variety or are you happy to hike the same trail regularly?

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Of the following, which snack sounds most appealing to you?

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What is your tolerance for cold temperatures?

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How likely are you to hike a trail that is rated as very difficult?

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How much traveling have you done?

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How long would your ideal hike take you to complete?

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How much water are you generally bringing with you on the trail?

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Is it more about the journey or the destination?

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How many different trails have you hiked this month?

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How would you describe the current condition of your hiking boots?

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Do you carry a first aid kit with you when you hike?

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Have you been trained in CPR?

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How good are you at orienteering?

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What size tent do you use?

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How skilled are you at cooking over a campfire?

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Do you prefer to stick close to home or to venture out into the unknown?

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Which animal best represents your hiking style?

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What pace are you most comfortable moving at?

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Of the following, which continent would you most like to visit?

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Have you ever taken any survivalist training?

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Do you prefer to hike in a group or by yourself?

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What's the longest you've ever been on the trail continuously?

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