When it comes to knowledge of the lofty places of the world, will you be reaching dizzy heights or bumbling about on lower slopes?
If you were trekking in the High Tatras, which country would you be in?
Regularly smouldering Mount Shishaldin is regarded as the world’s most perfectly conical volcano. Which country is it in?
The 2,962-metre summit of Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain, is visited by half a million people a year. How do most get there?
By rack-and-pinion train
By cable car
On Europe’s steepest tarmac road
Denali, the US’s highest peak, went by this name for centuries, but what was it called between 1917 and 2015?
Many mountains are pointy and covered in snow, but Mount Roraima is more like a wedge of cheese. Which country is it mostly in?
Which is the world’s longest mountain range?
The Transantarctic Mountains
When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, who said, “because it’s there”?
Sir Edmund Hillary
In Scotland, a Munro is a mountain that is…
Among the country’s highest 100
Over 3,000 feet high
In the Cairngorms range
Higher than any peak in England
Khan Tengri (meaning King Heaven) is the world’s most northerly 7,000m-plus peak. Which country is it in?
Mount Kenya, Africa’s second-highest peak, was once thought to be over 1,000 metres higher. Why?
It was wrongly measured by the German missionaries who were the first Europeans to sight it
A volcanic eruption blew its top off
Centuries of rainy seasons wore away the porous basalt
It once had a thick ice cap, which has melted because of global warming
Which of these famous mountains is the lowest?
And which of these peaks is the highest?
Which of these volcanoes is not part of the Pacific Ring of Fire?
Mount St Helens
An old saying has it that a wise person should climb this mountain once, but only a fool does it twice. Which mountain?
A “sacred footprint” at the top of Sri Pada mountain in Sri Lanka is held to be that of …
The Hindu god Shiva?
The place Adam first set foot on Earth?
All of the above?
10 and above.
Peak performance, well done!
6 and above.
Not bad – but don’t make plans for base camp just yet
0 and above.
A long way off the summit, we’re afraid