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Question 1: The ________ of Bolivia were first explored by Sir William Martin Conway in 1898.
AndesGeographyGran ChacoPhysical geography

Question 2: The Rochemelon (3,538 m) in the Italian ________ was climbed in 1358.
HimalayasGeographyAlpsJura Mountains

Question 3: ________ can be used everywhere snowshoes can and also in steeper, more alpine landscapes, although it takes considerable practice to develop strong skills for difficult terrain.
SkiSki touringCross-country skiingSkiing

Question 4: 1938 saw the first ascent of the North Face of the ________ by Andreas Heckmair, Wiggerl Vorg, Fritz Kasperak and Heinrich Harrer.
JungfrauMönchEigerAletschhorn

Question 5: In Europe the sport largely originated in the ________, and is still immensely popular there.
Jura MountainsGeographyHimalayasAlps

Question 6: They may also have ascended the highest peak in the Andes, ________ (6,962 m) as a sacrifice victim has been found at over 5,000 m on this peak.
AconcaguaMount ElbrusMount EverestPuncak Jaya

Question 7: Summer thunderstorms may produce intense ________.
MeteorologyLightningAtmospheric electricityWind

Question 8: The use of ________ and rope were locally invented at this time.
MountaineeringThird American Karakoram ExpeditionAlpenstockIce axe

Question 9: The ________ followed, mainly owing to the initiative of D. W. Freshfield; it was first visited by exploring climbers in 1868, and most of its great peaks were climbed by 1888.
AsiaCaucasusGeorgia (country)Europe

Question 10: In a storm the mountaineer who uses a ________ for guidance has a great advantage over a merely empirical observer.
Inertial navigation systemRudderGlobal Positioning SystemCompass
















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