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Question 1: Despite his lack of mountaineering or flying experience, he succeeded in flying from Britain to ________, surreptitiously entering Tibet and climbing as high as 22,700 feet (7450 metres)[4] on Mount Everest.
Lok SabhaIndiaResearch and Analysis WingIndia and the Non-Aligned Movement

Question 2: In 1935, ________ led a small reconnaissance expedition to Mount Everest.
Bill TilmanMountaineeringEric ShiptonHimalayas

Question 3: A ________ containing his diary was found nearby.
BackpackCampingBackpacking (wilderness)Ultralight backpacking

Question 4: On his arrival in ________ his permission to fly over Persia had been withdrawn.

Question 5: Instead, he spent just five weeks walking around the modest hills of Snowdonia and the ________ before he declared himself ready.
High Street (Lake District)Scafell PikeLake DistrictBlencathra

Question 6: For several years he wandered, living in ________, the United States and New Zealand and holding a variety of jobs.

Question 7: By chance he met three Sherpas; Tewang, Rinzing and Tsering, all of whom had worked as porters on the 1933 Everest expedition led by ________, and who were willing to accompany him.
HimalayasHugh RuttledgeGeorge MalloryEdmund Hillary

Question 8: He bought no specialist equipment and made no attempt to learn technical mountaineering skills, such as the use of an ________ and crampons.
Ice axeAlpenstockThird American Karakoram ExpeditionArt Gilkey

Question 9: [1][2] Often characterised as "eccentric",[3] he wished to climb Everest as a platform to promote his belief that the world's ills could be solved by a combination of fasting and faith in ________.

Question 10: It also attracted the attention of the ________, which forbade him from making his flight.
Royal Naval Air ServiceRoyal Air ForceAir MinistryHugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard


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