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Winter Climbing and Mountaineering Quiz

Compiled by Stu McAleese

Question 1

Which airstream is colder?


Question 2

With an airspeed of 54 mph and an air temperature of zero degrees centigrade what is the wind chill temperature?


Question 3

A category B3 Boot is which of the following?


Question 4

Which technique can be used to bring a slide down a snow slope to a stop?


Question 5

Where would you find 'Ledge Route'?


Question 6

What is graupel?


Question 7

What is a Snarg?


Question 8

In which direction does rime form on a solid object?


Question 9

What snow formation is this?


Question 10

Which is the most common form of avalanche in Scotland?


Question 11

Which snow test was originally developed for use with skis?


Question 12

Where would you find the scarp slope?


Question 13

Which SAIS avalache forecast would prove most useful for Ben Nevis?


Question 14

Which snow belay features in this photo?


Question 15

Starting at right angles to the slope at what angle should a deadman be placed?


Question 16

Which of the following is a form of snow shelter?


Question 17

Which of the following would you find on Ben Nevis?


Question 18

What is 'Daggering' ?


Question 19

What would you create a 'slash step' with?


Question 20

Which essential piece of winter equipment would prove vital when walking into spindrift.?




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