If you think you know climbing, walking and mountaineering, here’s your chance to prove that you’re King of the Mountains. We’ve cooked up 30 fiendish questions to test you to the limit.
How many can you answer? Send us your answers and you could win a romantic dinner with Niall Grimes. Runners-up will win two romantic dinners with Niall Grimes.
1. Which British woman bouldered 8B+ in 2014?
2. Who was the first British woman to climb F8c?
3. What grade is Sabre Cut on Dinas Cromlech?
4. Which Peak District boulder problem used to be a pub? (For a bonus, what grade is it? For a double bonus, who first climbed it?)
5. Where would you be able to check out Babes in Thailand?
6. An occasion for a crack or a curry?
7. What famous trad route did Steve McClure finally squash in 2014?
8. Where would you be if you could see Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Orange and Purple and Blue?
9. Which climbing photographer and author worked with Stanley Kubrick on The Shining?
10. Which route was Warren Harding referring to when he said “As I hammered in the last bolt and staggered over the rim, it was not at all clear to me who was the conqueror and who was the conquered."
11. How high is Scafell Pike?
12. Where can you see Adam and Eve?
13. Who produced Scafell: Life of a Mountain?
14. If you’re trekking to Gorak Shep, which mountain airport might you have used?
15. Which hill is also known as both the Shivering Mountain and Mother Hill?
16. Which long-distance path have you completed seven times if you are a Doctor of Dolefulness?
17. Which mountain would you circle to purify your karma?
18. What is the Royal Hotel in Snowdonia now better known as?
19. Where would you be if you could see a glass window with the following words: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my strength.”
20. Multiply the Sisters of Glencoe by the buttresses on Ben Eighe. Add the gully left of Carn Dearg Buttress on Ben Nevis, then take away the Munros on Skye. What have you got?
21. Which two climbers demolished the Fitzroy Traverse early this year?
22. What is Monte Cervino rather more famously known as?
23. How many 4,000m peaks appear on the official UIAA list?
24. How high is the Brow of the Sky?
25. What year did Pete Boardman and Joe Tasker disappear?
26. Which nationality can claim the most winter ascents of 8,000m peaks?
27. Where did Nick Bullock think that "More people have stood on the moon" than climbed?
28. What would you find at 55 Charlotte Road, London?
29. Which London Himalayan alpinist answered the call of Hagshu this autumn?
30. Which famous mountaineer locked his wife in a bedroom cupboard while he made love to his mistress?
This quiz originally appeared in Summit, winter 2012. We've updated it and put it online for a bit of fun. We're sure you don't want a romantic dinner with Niall, but if you do answer most of the questions, then email the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll see what we can do.