Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2018’

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Today’s #MountainsMatter quiz! Remember, to be entered…

Today’s #MountainsMatter quiz! Remember, to be entered to win at 30” metal print by me, you must: (1) Like this post.
(2) Answer the questions below. An attempt is ok, but bonus points for correct answers!
(3) Make a post of your own on Facebook and/or Instagram showing your favorite mountain(s) and why they matter to you. (4) Tag me (@mountainworld) in your post, and add the hashtags #MountainsMatter and #IMD2018. Tagging me is the only way I can know you made a post!

OK, now the quiz: The timelapse below shows afternoon squalls swirling around a 7061 meter peak towering over an arid landscape carved by a mighty river. The river has scraped out the deepest gorge in the world here, and it this area has been a major trade route for millennia.

What is the name of this peak?
What is the river flowing below?
What sacred site lies nearby, holy for both Hindus and Buddhists?
What ancient fossil – and sacred item – can be found with a little looking in the riverbed and hillsides nearby?
Good luck, and looking forward to your input!
#liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #MountainsMatter #IMD2018 #MountainPartnership #bestmountainartists

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Today’s #MountainsMatter quiz! Remember, to be entered…

Today’s #MountainsMatter quiz! Remember, to be entered to win at 30” metal print by me, you must: (1) Like this post.
(2) Answer the questions below. An attempt is ok, but bonus points for correct answers!
(3) Make a post of your own on Facebook and/or Instagram showing your favorite mountain(s) and why they matter to you. (4) Tag me (@mountainworld) in your post, and add the hashtags #MountainsMatter and #IMD2018. Tagging me is the only way I can know you made a post!

OK, now the quiz: The focus of today’s quiz is not the snowy peak in the background, but the dramatic, unnamed spire in the foreground. It was climbed on a whim about 55 years ago by two expedition members en route to a much bigger peak. They did a 2-day excursion to the peak from a village below the main mountain’s basecamp. I was told by one of the climbers in 2012 that it went at about 5.8, climbed in lug-soled boots. Who were the two climbers who made the first – and perhaps only – ascent of this peak?
HINT: Both were (and are) heroes of mine, one mentioned as such recently on my timeline. The other, now deceased, has a famous North American ski line named after him and he also did the first ascent of a major continental second highpoint that has never been repeated.
Good luck, and looking forward to your input!
#liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #MountainsMatter #IMD2018 #MountainPartnership

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