Travel trivia: Big mountains

Posted on March 1st, 2011 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Travel Trivia

Including those sitting on borders, eight of the ten tallest mountains in the world are found in what country?

  • India
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Tibet

Think you know the answer? Send it to me as a comment at the bottom of this post (one answer per contestant, please!). At the end of the week, I’ll draw one name from among all the people who answered correctly, and that person will receive this week’s prize: the first edition of London Walks by Celia Woolfrey (admittedly, it’s from 2000, but most of the historic sites it describes haven’t gone anywhere, and the aerial maps are great).

Come back to Facing the Street tomorrow for another travel trivia question and another chance to win the prize. And if you can’t wait until then for your trivia fix, check out my husband Paul’s trivia site, (He provided this question, BTW.)

This contest closes at 5:00pm EST on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Photo: CanStock file #2325430.

13 Comments on “Travel trivia: Big mountains”

  1. Linda Tagliaferro

    I don’t do well at high altitudes… so I haven’t been there. I’ll guess Tibet.

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      I’m not a high altitude person either, Linda! On a trip to Peru, I was seriously glad I had altitude sickness meds.

  2. Mariellen Ward

    I’ll bite and guess Nepal (because of #1 Everest and #3 Kanchenjunga). #2 is K2 in Pakistan.

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      Thanks for playing, Mariellen! Good reasoning on the Himalaya question. 🙂

  3. Terry Weber

    I’ve been to Nepal and they had lots of mountains. We went on a trek up one, but only to the point of ligh-headedness. I’ll say Nepal.

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      Wow, you’ve been trekking in Nepal?! That’s one of my life-list places.

  4. Christine


  5. Christine


  6. sanford k webb

    It is Pakistan I hope.

  7. sanford k webb

    It is Nepal.

  8. Moira


  9. Celia Woolfrey

    Hey Laura – I am flattered that London Walks was offered as a prize for your competition. You are right, although there hasn’t been a recent edition, the sights don’t go anywhere so the historical info is still relevant. Am currently working on an update and will publish this as an ebook. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter – @towerofturtles

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      Great to connect with you here! I will follow your Twitter feed, too. Would love to hear about the ebook when it’s available.

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