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

On foot

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?

Mount Whitney

Mount Foraker

Mount Massive

Mount McKinley

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 Himalayas

The Rockies

The Andes

The Transantarctic Mountains

When asked why he wanted to climb Mount Everest, who said, “because it’s there”?

Sir Edmund Hillary

Reinhold Messner

George Mallory

Chris Bonnington

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?

The Matterhorn

Mount Olympus

Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Fuji

And which of these peaks is the highest?


Mont Blanc

Mount Elbrus

Mount Whitney

Which of these volcanoes is not part of the Pacific Ring of Fire?


Mount St Helens

Mount Fuji

Mount Pelée

An old saying has it that a wise person should climb this mountain once, but only a fool does it twice. Which mountain?



Table Mountain

Mount Fuji

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

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